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Punching the Sky a play about the Internet, parenting & peer pressure

Monday, February 29, 2016

Punching the Sky at Live Theatre at 7.30pm on Wednesday 9 March is writer Lizi Patch’s personal response to discovering her 11 year old son had been shown graphic online images. The play tells the true story of a young boy’s experience of stumbling across online pornography. This very personal account, written and performed by his mother, shines a light on the extraordinary public and media response to a blogpost she wrote about the experience in her attempt to reach out and make sense of what felt like a monumental failure as a parent.

Iris by Alison Carr

World premiere of Iris by Alison Carr at Live Theatre

Thursday, February 18, 2016

  From Wednesday 6 to Saturday 30 April, Newcastle playwright Alison Carr brings her heady world of caustic humour and tender pathos to Live Theatre for the world premiere of Iris. Directed by Live Theatre’s Artistic Director Max Roberts, Iris is Alison’s first full-length play to be presented on Live Theatre’s main stage.

Two North East theatre makers have been selected to develop two new plays

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

  Two North East based theatre makers have been selected for this year’s Bridging the Gap scheme.  The Six Twenty and theatre maker Zoe Murtagh were selected by the seven venues supporting the scheme, after submitting successful applications for their work to be considered. Now both companies will each work with four venues taking part in the BTG scheme over the next few months to develop new productions, which will be presented in the autumn.

Iphigenia In Splott by Gary Owen

Live Theatre welcomes three thought-provoking pieces of visiting theatre this March

Monday, February 1, 2016

Live Theatre welcomes three thought-provoking pieces of visiting theatre in March, all powerful one woman shows with strong female lead characters. The plays cover themes from a young woman out of control on drink and drugs in Cardiff, to a mother discovering her young son had been shown pornography by a classmate and one woman’s hilarious quest to find ‘the one’.

Live Theatre Rewarded for its Environmental Excellence

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Live Theatre has received an award for the highest level of environmental excellence, the prestigious 3 Star Creative Industry Green (IG) certification in recognition of its commitment to reducing its environmental impact.

Live Theatre's Seasonal Message 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

We'd like to share our seasonal video message celebrating some of Live Theatre's highlights and achievements in 2015. Thank you to all of all of our audiences, participants, funders and partners for making it another successful year. We would like to wish you all a happy holiday season from all at Live Theatre and look forward to seeing you in 2016.