Friday, July 31, 2015
Live Theatre’s first technical apprentice, Craig Spence, initially taken on by the theatre’s technical department two years ago through the Creative Apprenticeship scheme will be heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer as a freelance technician on two shows.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
After a succession of sell-out shows at Live Theatre in Newcastle Your Aunt Fanny are proud to announce their Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut at Just the Tonic from Wednesday 19 to Saturday 29 August.
Monday, July 20, 2015
Live Theatre is involved with five productions at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, including Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, the world premiere of a new play by Lee Hall; bursary-winning play The Soaking of Vera Shrimp; the Fringe debut of all-female sketch group Your Aunt Fanny; Key Change, a play made with female prisoners in association with Open Clasp, and bite-sized music based comedy Mixtape.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Rehearsals are now underway for Our World, Live Theatre’s 16th annual Youth Theatre Festival. The event, which will be at the quayside venue from Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 August, features theatre productions, a short film as well as an Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy preview.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Incognito by Nick Payne, a Live Theatre co-production has been announced as one of three plays on the shortlist for the prestigious James Tait Black Prize for Drama.
Friday, June 19, 2015
The all female cast of young Scottish actresses has just been announced in Live Theatre and National Theatre of Scotland's world premiere of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour based on The Sopranos by cult Scottish novelist Alan Warner, and adapted for the stage by award-winning writer Lee Hall (The Pitmen Painters, Billy Elliot).
Thursday, June 11, 2015
On Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 June Live Theatre will be presenting Red is the New Blue an out of this world show that has been created as part of Live Theatre’s Live Lab programme, which aims to develop new talent and give theatre makers a forum to try out new material and gain insightful feedback.
Monday, June 8, 2015
Head down to NE1’s Quayside Seaside on Wednesday 10 June to meet poet Simon Mole and artist Peader Kirk between 1 and 5pm.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Live Theatre and Northumbria University are delighted to announce its first partnership Writer in Residence, launching a three year collaborative Writer Residency programme that will run from 2015 to 2018.
Monday, June 1, 2015
Creative England and five regional partners are launching a major England-wide programme to support emerging writers who are ready to develop their knowledge, craft and voice for the big screen. iWrite brings together five organisations who share deep regional roots and a longstanding commitment to developing new writing talent, including: