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Cast is confirmed for the return of The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes at Live Theatre

Cast is confirmed for the return of The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes at Live Theatre

A Live Theatre Production
The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes
Written by Nina Berry
Directed by Graeme Thompson
Designed by Luke W. Robson
Lighting Design by Nick Rogerson
Original Music by Anguaji Music
Video Design by The Media Workshop

Wednesday 22 November to Saturday 16 December 2017

The critically acclaimed play The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes by Nina Berry will be returning to Live Theatre this winter following its sell out success in December 2016. The play, which will be performed in the theatre’s intimate Studio Theatre, will run from Wednesday 22 November to Saturday 16 December.

Described by The Guardian as “an exquisite, adorable, debut” the play follows Charlie and Rosie who are two people in many places.

Heather Carroll will be reprising her role as Rosie. She will be joined by Daniel Watson who will be making his first full length debut at Live Theatre. Daniel, who is a graduate of Project A at Theatre Royal Newcastle, will play Charlie.

Daniel is replacing Dean Bone who will be taking to the stage at London’s Trafalgar Studios this winter where he will be returning to his role as Jordan alongside Stephen Tompkinson and John Bowler in Patrick Marber’s The Red Lion

From youth to old age, from Trafalgar Square to Chillingham Road, The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes will take a touching look at what it means to grow up, fall in love and how the tiniest, most seemingly insignificant detail can change eternity. Or then again maybe not.

The production, which started life as a twenty-minute short play performed as part of Live Theatre’s Christmas Adventures in December 2015, was then co-directed by Max Roberts and Graeme Thompson in 2016. This year Graeme will be directing the piece which is a beautiful tale asking if two paths in time can ever be the same.

Heather Carroll said:

“I’m excited to be returning to my home town and Live Theatre this year with The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes. Rosie is such an amazing part written by Nina and I can’t wait to get started and rediscover the world of Rosie and Charlie.”

Daniel Watson added:

"I am absolutely thrilled to be performing my first full length play at Live Theatre. Over the past year I have been involved in a number of short pieces for 10 Minutes To.. and I am looking forward to returning to perform at this amazing venue and can’t wait for rehearsals to start."

The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes provides theatre goers with a unique alternative festive night out for anyone aged 16 or older and is at Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne from Thursday 22 November to Saturday 16 December. Tickets £10-£18, £12-£16 for over 60s and other concessions from £6 to £10. For more information or to book tickets visit www.live.org.uk or contact Live Theatre’s box office on (0191) 232 1232.

LISTINGS

Wednesday 22 November to Saturday 16 December
A Live Theatre Production
The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes
Written by Nina Berry
Directed by Graeme Thompson
Designed by Luke W. Robson
Lighting Design by Nick Rogerson
Original Music by Anguaji Music
Video Design by The Media Workshop

Did you know that no two snowflakes are alike? How the water vapour keeps on condensing and where the snowflake falls is what determines the way the snowflake looks when it lands on your coat sleeve. The way they can arrange themselves is almost infinite. So, you know, nobody can say for absolute certain but the likelihood of two snowflakes being identical is next to impossible.

Rosie and Charlie are two people in many places. From youth to old age, from Trafalgar Square to Chillingham Road, The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes takes a touching look at what it means to grow up, fall in love and how the tiniest, most seemingly insignificant detail can change eternity. Or then again maybe not. A play about fate, friendship and snowflakes.

Nina Berry’s debut play returns after a sell-out run and critical acclaim in 2016. Nina is a graduate of Live Theatre’s Introduction to Playwriting Course and Live Writers’ Group and her previous short play Words with Love was part of Rendezvous (2015).

‘An exquisite, adorable, debut.’ ★★★★★ The Guardian

LOCATION: Studio Theatre
DURATION: Approx. 2hrs
SUITABILITY: 16+
TICKETS: £10-£18, over 60s £12-£16, other concessions from £6

POST SHOW EVENTS

Meet the Creative Team Talk
Sunday 3 December (after 4pm show)
Writer Nina Berry discusses the making of the play with director Graeme Thompson and the cast.
Suitable for Artsmark visits.

Closing Party
Saturday 16 December (after 7.30pm show)
A special closing party after the final performance.
All events FREE, with a ticket for that evening’s performance.

Cast Biog’s

Heather Carroll - Biography

Heather trained at ALRA (Academy of Live and Recorded Arts) and was a member of Live’s Youth Theatre.

Theatre credits include the world premiere of The Terminal Velocity of Snowflake (Live Theatre), Shakers (Deaf Dog Theatre), The Asylum Monologues (AFHR where Heather is a resident artist and facilitator), Raw for which Heather was nominated for a Manchester Theatre Award ‘Best Performance', Remains and Equal Partners (troublehouse theatre), Death at Dawn (Cloud Nine) for which Heather won a Journal Culture Award for ‘Best Newcomer', Playing Up North (Library Theatre), Jonathan Likes This (Live Theatre) and has recently been appearing in The Crystal Maze, Manchester.

TV includes: George Gently (BBC) and Flash Fiction (Meerkat Films).

Daniel Watson – Biography

Daniel trained at Project A, Theatre Royal Newcastle.

Theatre credits include: short plays Metal Sandwich, Preservation and Toil, Live Theatre, Walker Talks (Curious Monkey), Josh Green Posted On Your Wall (Gibber Theatre Co, 13), A StreetCar Named Desire, Greek and King Lear (Project A) and A Christmas Wish, (Drama North).

Other credits include: The Beehive and the Bob (BFI Films), Geordie Bond, Border Queen, Litter Flick and Byker Grove (BBC/Zenith).

About Live Theatre

Live Theatre is recognised as one of the great new writing theatres on the international stage. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne it is deeply rooted in its community and produces work as varied and diverse as the audiences it engages with. A high proportion of its work –transfers to London, including the West End, and tours to other venues across the UK and internationally. It is critically and publicly acclaimed with one of its 2016 productions gaining a BBC Radio 4 Front Row listeners nomination for the best regional theatre production of the year and another gaining the same recognition from readers of The Guardian.

As well as championing the art of writing for stage by producing and presenting new plays, Live Theatre finds, nurtures and trains creative talent and uses theatre to unlock the potential of young people.

The theatre is a beautifully restored and refurbished complex of five Grade II listed buildings with state-of-the-art facilities in a unique historical setting including both cabaret style theatre and studio theatres. In 2016 Live Garden, an outdoor performance space, and Live Tales, a centre for children and young people’s creative story writing, were added.

Live Tales creative writing workshops are free to schools and designed to inspire children and young people to go on a journey into their imaginations, and to build their self-confidence, communication skills and self-respect. Live Theatre’s work in education and participation is award-winning and includes the largest free drama education and participation programme in the region.

Founded in 1973, Live Theatre is a national leader in developing new strategies for increasing income and assets for the charity. To sustain and extend its artistic programme it has diversified its income streams including the RIBA and Civic Trust award-winning Live Works, the development of commercial property for rental income, award-winning gastro-pub The Broad Chare, and The Schoolhouse, a hub for creative businesses.

“Additional intelligent capital spending on projects yielding new, long-term revenues would involve construction and would guarantee additional economic activity. Look at the new restaurants in London’s Southbank Centre or the gastro-pub in which Newcastle’s Live Theatre is a partner. These are shrewd investments whose revenues help secure the future of the institutions they support.” Peter Bazalgette, former Chair of ACE, in The Financial Times

Live Theatre is funded by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation, Newcastle City Council through the Newcastle Culture Investment Fund managed by the Community Foundation, and by other trusts and foundations.

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