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Clear White Light

A Live Theatre Production
Written by Paul Sirett
With the songs of Alan Hull of Lindisfarne
Directed by Joe Douglas
Musical Direction and performed live on stage by Ray Laidlaw & Billy Mitchell 
Designed by Neil Warmington 

Alison is heading to her first shift at St Nicholas’s Hospital in Gosforth. She’s nervous. It’s a night shift on an all-male psychiatric unit and she hasn’t finished her training yet. But Rod, the senior Staff Nurse, seems to know what to do. Take a deep breath...

Inspired by Alan Hull’s time working at St Nick’s, the play features many of the hit songs he wrote at that time, including Winter Song, Lady Eleanor and Clear White Light played live on stage by a band that includes original Lindisfarne members Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell.

Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story The Fall of the House of Usher, the play is written by Olivier Award nominated writer Paul Sirett and directed by Live Theatre’s Artistic Director Joe Douglas.

Voted one of The Guardian readers top theatre shows of 2018, Live Theatre’s hit production of Clear White Light returns to Live Theatre after a sell-out run last year.

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"powerful and quite extraordinary theatre"

The Chronicle

"a gem"

The Guardian 
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Clear White Light

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