Friday, April 17, 2015
Live Theatre, based on Newcastle’s quayside, has received a £108,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund to extend its education and participation work with children and young people, over three years. The Big Lottery grant will allow Live Theatre to take its Youth Theatre and drama provision to disadvantaged children and young people in South East Northumberland.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Live Theatre is pleased to announce the writers that will be taking part in Rendezvous, an event which celebrates the work of novelist, poet and playwright Julia Darling, which will be at the quayside Theatre from Thursday 28 May to Saturday 6 June at 7.30pm.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Cast announced for explosive political drama Wednesday 22 April to Saturday 16 May What Falls ApartA hotel bar at midnight: Principles and passions collide in this explosive political dramaA World PremiereA Live Theatre ProductionWritten by Torben BettsDirected by Max RobertsDesign by Isla Shaw
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Two professional actors have been confirmed for Day of the Flymo, a new play by Paddy Campbell, the award-winning writer of Wet House which premieres at Live Theatre, Newcastle from Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 April, Jill Dellow and Akemnji Ndifornyen join talented young cast members Kalem Patterson (age 13, from Ryton), Tezney Mulroy (age 17, from Newcastle), and Sophie Pitches (age 16, from North Shields) all from Live’s Youth Theatre.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Knight Frank has been appointed letting agent on Live Theatre’s prestigious, Flanagan Lawrence designed, Live Works development on Newcastle’s Quayside, the first new speculative office scheme to start on Newcastle’s Quayside for over seven years. The £10 million capital scheme by Live Theatre has involved the purchase of Quayside frontage and land and buildings adjacent to the theatre to create new income streams.
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.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Hannah Silva, a writer and theatre-maker known for her playful exploration of language, performs her one-woman show Shlock! at Live Theatre on Saturday 21 March at 7.30pm.
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
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.
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.