Zoe Hakin - Mixtape

C’mon everybody! Mixtape Rock n’ Roll at Live Theatre

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Mixtape is altering the theatre circuit with their bite-sized micro-plays inspired by music. Part theatre show and part pop quiz Mixtape is the perfect night out for theatre, music and pub quiz fans. Conceived by theatre director Melanie Rashbrooke, Mixtape is a night of theatrical madness written and performed by some of the most exciting writers and theatre makers in the north east.

Live Theatre Gaines new apprentice

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

This week we welcomed our latest recruit in the shape of 18 year old Tristan Gaines who has joined the company in the role of technical apprentice

Young cast announced for Day of the Flymo, a new play by Paddy Campbell, the award-winning writer of Wet House

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Three young actors from Live’s Youth Theatre have been cast for Day of the Flymo, a brand new play written by award-winning playwright Paddy Campbell (Wet House). Day of the Flymo looks at the chaotic lives of three young people as their family life falls apart. The World Premiere of Day of the Flymo is at Live Theatre, Newcastle from Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 April 2015 and is Paddy’s second full length play.

Donna Disco by Lee Mattinson

Sell out hit Donna Disco returns to Live Theatre to kick off National Tour

Monday, February 9, 2015

Rehearsals start at Live Theatre this week for the return of sell-out hit Donna Disco by Lee Mattinson (Chalet Lines) in preparation for a National Tour which kicks off at the Newcastle Theatre from Thursday 26 February to Saturday 28 February at 7.30pm. The play, which was described as “A tour de force of writing, acting and directing...”, is a one-woman show about a larger-than-life and disenfranchised fourteen-year-old girl Donna who develops an unlikely, but ultimately life-changing, friendship with her colourful cross-dressing neighbour Stuart.

Fleabag lead image

Multi-award winning play Fleabag comes to Live Theatre

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The multi-award winning production of Fleabag from DryWrite and Soho Theatre comes to Live Theatre, Newcastle at 7.30pm Tuesday 3 & Wednesday 4 March, as part of a UK. Since its first work in progress at Soho Theatre, the writer of Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been announced as joint winner of the Critics’ Circle Most Promising Playwright 2013, alongside Rory Kinnear; won the Stage Best Solo Performer 2013 as well as two Off West End Awards for Most Promising New Playwright and Best Female Performance. Waller-Bridge has also been nominated for an Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright and an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre.

Broke The Paper Birds

What does it mean to be broke?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Multi award-winning theatre company The Paper Birds (On the One Hand, Thirsty, In A Thousand Pieces) have used real life stories from the front line of poverty and debt in the UK to create a new piece of verbatim theatre called Broke which will be presented at Live Theatre this February.