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New Writing Studio Sessions Interested in meeting some of the country’s leading writers, watching rehearsed readings of new work or showcasing your own script? Then come along to Live Theatre on the first Thursday of every month for a series of writing events in the intimate setting of Live’s Studio Theatre.

Meet the Writer

Thursday 2 October, 8pm Tickets: £6; £4 concs DURATION: Approx 1 hour

Funny Valentine

Thursday 6 November, 8pm Tickets: £6; £4 concs DURATION: Approx 2 hours

Fiona Evans

In anticipation of her new play Geoff Dead: Disco For Sale listen to Fiona Evans talk about her influences and experiences of writing for stage and television with extracts read by actors. Fiona won a Fringe First Award for Scarborough at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which went on to acheive great critical acclaim at The Royal Court, as well as receiving a series of commissions for BBC drama including Doctors, Eastenders and Holby City. This event is a must for all aspiring writers.

By Lee Mattinson

Fresh from the hit show Me & Cilla, which played to packed houses at Live Theatre in the summer, Lee’s brand new play is set at the Byker Grand, one of the North East’s original music halls, during the 1950s, a time when British variety entertainment was in decline. This is the first chance to hear this funny and tragic tale, full of Lee’s trademark black humour. Performed as a rehearsed reading.

Short Cuts Winter Special

Get in the festive mood at this popular writers’ event and listen to a fantastic variety of new seasonally adjusted five minute plays and extracts, with the chance to vote for your favourite. Submit a script for the occasion – post two hard copies of your script to New Writing, Live Theatre, Broad Chare, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ by 7 November 2008. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Thursday 4 & Friday 5 December, 8pm Tickets: £5; £4 concs DURATION: Approx 2 hours

Happy New Year! There won’t be a New Writing Studio Session on Thursday 1 January as it falls on New Year’s Day but look out for more sessions scheduled for next season. Image: Fiona Evans

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Live Theatre - Online Seasonal Brochure  

Here’s Live Theatre’s latest seasonal brochure packed full of performances to keep you entertained from October 2008 to January 2009.

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