Friday, April 15, 2016
MOBILE, a Live Theatre and The Marlowe Theatre co-commission, presented by The Paper Birds will be the first performance to take place in the new Live Garden on Newcastle Quayside. Opening at Live Theatre on Wednesday 8 June, it will run until Sunday 26 June before touring the UK in July.
Monday, March 7, 2016
The cast for the world premiere of Iris at Live Theatre, Newcastle have been confirmed and start rehearsals today at the Quayside based theatre. Katy Cavanagh who played Julie Carp, a regular in Coronation Street between 2009 and 2015 stars as Julie, the central character who returns home after living away. Katy, who was born in Whitley Bay, returns to the region making her first appearance at Live Theatre, in this play set in a north eastern coastal town, very similar to Whitley Bay.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Leading North East PR consultancy MHW has established a three-year partnership with nationally renowned Live Theatre. The announcement cements a creative relationship that has existed between the two Newcastle-based organisations for around 10 years.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Punching the Sky at Live Theatre at 7.30pm on Wednesday 9 March is writer Lizi Patch’s personal response to discovering her 11 year old son had been shown graphic online images. The play tells the true story of a young boy’s experience of stumbling across online pornography. This very personal account, written and performed by his mother, shines a light on the extraordinary public and media response to a blogpost she wrote about the experience in her attempt to reach out and make sense of what felt like a monumental failure as a parent.
Friday, February 26, 2016
Six young writers aged 13 and 14 years old from The Northumberland Church of England Academy in Ashington, will have plays that they have written performed at Live Theatre on Friday 4 March.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
From Wednesday 6 to Saturday 30 April, Newcastle playwright Alison Carr brings her heady world of caustic humour and tender pathos to Live Theatre for the world premiere of Iris. Directed by Live Theatre’s Artistic Director Max Roberts, Iris is Alison’s first full-length play to be presented on Live Theatre’s main stage.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Two North East based theatre makers have been selected for this year’s Bridging the Gap scheme. The Six Twenty and theatre maker Zoe Murtagh were selected by the seven venues supporting the scheme, after submitting successful applications for their work to be considered. Now both companies will each work with four venues taking part in the BTG scheme over the next few months to develop new productions, which will be presented in the autumn.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Live Theatre welcomes three thought-provoking pieces of visiting theatre in March, all powerful one woman shows with strong female lead characters. The plays cover themes from a young woman out of control on drink and drugs in Cardiff, to a mother discovering her young son had been shown pornography by a classmate and one woman’s hilarious quest to find ‘the one’.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Call out for Live Theatre and Northumbria University’s second joint Writer in Residence Live Theatre and Northumbria University are delighted to announce a call out for applications for their joint Writer in Residence to work across both organisations for a year from September 2016.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Live Theatre has received an award for the highest level of environmental excellence, the prestigious 3 Star Creative Industry Green (IG) certification in recognition of its commitment to reducing its environmental impact.