Live Theatre June - December Season Launch
19th May 2015
Newcastle has many great theatre's and the Live theatre is no exception to this!
I was asked to go along to hear about what is happening in June to December summer autumn and winter season.
start with one of the best known writers that this country has and for
once he's a bonafide Geordie (He went to Benfield School in Walker) Mr
Lee Hall (Pitman Painters, Billy Elliot, Cooking with Elvis).
comes back to Newcastle with his brand new adaptation of Alan Warners
The Sopranos called Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour Directed by Vicky
Featherstone (NTS) which as a writer I am looking forward to seeing..but first off
it tours Scotland and If you are going to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival it's
also on there (18th - 30th August). It comes to Live between Thursday
1st to Saturday 24th of October and it's gritty and has singing
involved as well!
And it has a full cast of girls which is a credit to the team!
which starts next week (28th of May - 6th of June) is five short plays
that are based on the life and work of Julia Darling and they are shows
that you do not want to miss!!
And coming back for an extended
run from thursday the 12th to Saturday the 21st is The Day of the Flymo
which I ha the privilege to see on it's original run in April written by
award winning writer Paddy Campbell (Wet House) this show has funny and heart wrenching parts intertwined and it has some fantastic young
actors in it Tezney Mulroy, Kalem Patterson and Sophie Pitches all have
been selected through their involvement in Live Theatre's Youth Theatre. Paddy starting off his carreer after doing the playwright course at Live..so a great testament to them and all who he aspires.
That brings me nicely on to Live
Lab on June 7th is their 10 Minutes To Make a Memory and keep your diary
open for November 1st which will be the next '10 Minutes To' which has
the theme Light The Fuse !! but in-between these two events is Red is the
New Blue which is written and performed by Rowan McCabe, Matt Miller
and Matilda Neill and after hearing a snippet of it the piece looks like
it's going to be good. Based on the reality TV show where they are
going to send people to Mars forever (If any TV producers look at this I
could give you a good person to send-Justin Beiber)
It focuses on the people going and the people staying on earth...once they leave they ain't coming back! Red is the New Blue is on the
23rd and 24th of June in the studio theatre.
Live Theatre do
something that most wouldn't dare do !! For two weeks yes two whole
weeks they invite young people in and let them go wild all under the
watchful eye of Rachel Glover (drama worker), they have performances between
the 6th and the 9th of August with some short plays (Big Talk,
Small Talk 6th August ), 11 Plus which is directed by Paul James (Day
of the Flymo) and Assisted by Rachel Glover Curated by Laura Lindow who
will be assisted by Lee Mattison which takes place on Friday 7th and
Saturday 8th but on those two days you also can go and see Your Aunt
Fanny the Live Theatres All female group before they head off to
Edinburgh, last of these shows is Invisible Theatre which is hard to
talk about because frankly nobody knows what it will be about! It will
be on Sunday the 9th of August.
If you have been in the area of
Live Theatre you may have noticed a building being built this is Live
Works the new 10 Million space complete with outdoor stage and offices
and when it's sunny (when being the word) there will be places for
outside performances but the first event that this building will be
hosting is Fun Palaces which is a free event where local people can and
enjoy themselves and have fun so on October 3rd and 4th why not pop
Live Theatre once again has got a fantastic line up once
again with something for everyone..so why not come and enjoy yourself,
and see some of the best theatre in the North East.