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The perfect selection box of festive treats at Live Theatre

Live Theatre has a sparkling line-up for Christmas 2022 with wonderful family show Wintry Tales, contemporary romantic comedy Wishes On The Wind, with a VIP and Party Night Package, as well as a brilliant festive Live Tales creative writing workshops at Fenwick Newcastle.

Live Theatre’s fantastic yuletide offering commences on Sunday 4 December with Wintry Tales a dazzling new show for kids. Follow two curious explorers, played by Alice Faith and Bridget Marumo, as they set out on a mission to discover their next tale. Lonely polar bears, snowy supermarkets, revolutionary elves, and snowball firing robots all come together in this magical hour of storytelling. Written by leading playwright Rory Mullarkey from ideas submitted by local school children through Live Tales workshops, Wintry Tales is a wildly funny and inventive delight for children and families. Supported by The Gillian Dickinson Trust, Wintry Tales runs from Sunday 4 to Friday 23 December.

Live Theatre’s alternative Christmas show from Thursday 8 to Sunday 18 December is Wishes on the Wind by Benjamin Storey and starring Caitlyn Barber and Luke Hammond. A Live Theatre and Squiggle Productions co-production this tender new debut festive play with songs is about finding connection, losing it again and desperately trying not to self-sabotage. Set across five New Year’s Eves, can a chance Christmas encounter unwrap the answers that troubled musician Charlie and social media influencer Sam have both been looking for? The production will also feature a short play Secret Santa by Alison Scurfield the writer of Intergalactic – Petals and Constellations, as a festive curtain raiser giving audiences two treats for the price of one!

This Christmas the wonderful Live Tales team are bringing story writing workshops to Fenwick Newcastle. The Christmas themed Live Tales sessions will introduce lots of festive fun, get children excited about writing and immerse them in a world of colourful characters, wacky lands and amazing adventures.  As the ideas are unleashed by the children, a talented illustrator will be on hand to draw them, creating a unique souvenir booklet for the children to take home. Sessions take place in the reading room on the third floor of Fenwick Newcastle every Saturday until 17 December. Go to to find out more and book.

For a cracking Christmas night out, Live Theatre’s VIP Christmas Theatre and Party Night package for groups of four or more, will bring some sparkle to the celebrations with best available seats for Wishes On The Wind, a dedicated party space, scrumptious buffet, party pack and fizz on arrival.

And for those stumped for Christmas gifting ideas, why not give the gift of theatre to friends and family with a Live Theatre Gift Voucher or buy tickets for Three Acts Of Love our Spring 2023 production.

For more information on Live Theatre’s Christmas season and to book tickets go to or call Box Office on (0191) 232 1232.

  • Arts Council England
  • Community Foundation
  • European Regional Development Fund


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