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Live Theatre is Curious

An exciting showcase of work by young people at Live Theatre launches this year’s Curious Festival.

An evening of short performances and presentations explores LGBTQ themes through the ideas and voices of 14 to 25 year olds, brought to life on stage by members of Live Theatre's Youth Theatre and other groups.

Performances include:

+ Dance Company
Responding movement to the riots that sparked the gay pride movement at Stonewall,1969, exploring the ways that expressing sexuality was illegal. 

'It's Not About That' by Becky Glendenning-Laycock
A solo show about being 14 and falling in love with your best friend. 

Poetry from Amy Langdon from New Writing North 

Stand up by Hannah Charlotte Young 

Stealth a short film by Saffron Mee 

Artemis Elliot
A Drag King tribute to jazz crooners singing a mix of classics and covers

'Made In Russia'
An extract of 'Where Do We Belong?’ from Northern Stage 
 

Plus presentations from members of Live Youth Theatre, Humankind and Barnardos LGBTQ+ youth groups.

New work shown includes pieces developed through the Curious Queer Creative Challenge, an initiative to develop LGBTQ work by Young People from across the North East.  

The Queer Creative Challenge sees young people working with cultural sector and charitable organisations across the North East come together to create art that explores being young and curious. The young people - working with Live Theatre, New Writing North, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Humankind and other organisations - will perform original work created especially for the event which will be showcased alongside screenings and presentations from the regions’ promising young creatives. 

Baltic will be customising bags and t-shirts with slogans in the Undercroft before the show and in the interval

Live Theatre is Curious

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