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WHAT’S ON SEP 19 - MAR 20

THEATRE IS LIVE. Box Office (0191) 232 1232

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CONTENTS

What’s On

P3 - P29

Get Involved

P30 - P35

Plan Your Visit

P36 - P41

What’s On Calendar

P42 - P43

Live Theatre is supported by Funders

The Squires Foundation

The Rothley Trust

The Garrick Club Charitable Trust

The Lucy Winskell Fund at the Community Foundation

Corporate Partners

Education Partners

Capital Funders

Live Theatre Broad Chare, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ

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Cover photo Topher McGrillis for The Paper Birds

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WHAT’S ON

EDINBURGH FRINGE HIT SHOW

WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF Presented by RAW MATERIAL & TRAVERSE THEATRE COMPANY in association with REGULAR MUSIC Written & Performed by CORA BISSETT Directed by ORLA O’LOUGHLIN

‘Life-changing litany of pure joy… Believe the hype.’

Based on Cora Bissett’s teenage diaries, 2018 Edinburgh Fringe hit What Girls Are Made Of charts the true story of her rollercoaster journey from 90s indie-kid hopeful to wised-up woman. Touring with Radiohead, partying with Blur, she was living the dream. Until she wasn’t. Cora celebrates life’s euphoric highs and epic lows, asking what wisdom we should pass to the next generation, and which glorious mistakes we should let them make. Performed with a live backing band, What Girls Are Made Of features a killer setlist studded with songs by 90s indie legends and inspirational female artists – from Nirvana to Dolly Parton to Patti Smith.

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GLASGOW HERALD

Wed 4 - Fri 6 Sep | 7.30pm PRICE £12 - £18

THEATRE

Concessions

Age Rating

from £10

14+

Approx. 1hr 30mins, no interval Contains some strong language and strobe lighting

FREE Post Show Talk Meet the Writer & Performer Cora Bissett in conversation with Joe Douglas Thu 5 Sep (after 7.30pm show) Post show talks are recorded and available to listen again at www.live.org.uk/talks

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BACK AFTER A SELL OUT RUN A

LIVE THEATRE Production

Written by PAUL SIRETT Directed by JOE DOUGLAS Designed by NEIL WARMINGTON Dramaturgy by MAX ROBERTS Music Directed and Performed by RAY LAIDLAW & BILLY MITCHELL With the songs of ALAN HULL of

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Voted one of the top theatre shows of 2018 by readers of The Guardian, hit production of Clear White Light returns to Live Theatre after a sellout run last year. ‘powerful and quite extraordinary theatre’ THE CHRONICLE

‘a gem’

THE GUARDIAN

Clear White Light follows Alison, a student mental health nurse, on her first night shift on an all-male, locked ward. As she joins Rod’s hard pressed nursing team and the patients that they are there to look after, it becomes a night shift to remember. Alison soon learns the first rule: don’t wish out loud for a quiet shift... Set in the atmospheric surroundings of St. Nicholas’ Hospital in Gosforth, the play features the songs of Alan Hull of Lindisfarne – some of which were written at St Nick’s when Alan was working as a nurse there. The music is played and sung live by the actors, including former members of Lindisfarne, Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell. Another chance to see this acclaimed Live Theatre production of a modern gothic drama, with Charlie Hardwick and Joe Caffrey reprising their roles.

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Thu 19 Sep - Sat 12 Oct | 7.30pm Matinees: Thu & Sat | 2pm, Sun | 4pm PRICE £12 - £26

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Concessions

Age Rating

from £10

14+

Approx. 2hrs 10mins incl. interval Contains some strong language, and scenes about mental health

FREE Post Show Talk Meet the Creative Team Wed 25 Sep (after 7.30pm show) Gothic Echoes by Dr Melanie Waters, Northumbria University Thu 26 Sep (after 7.30pm show) Post show talks are recorded and available to listen again at www.live.org.uk/talks

Other Events Live Icons Talk & Q&A: Charlie Hardwick Sun 22 Sep | 4pm (See page 6 for more details) The Lindisfarne Story Sun 29 Sep & Sun 6 Oct | 8pm (See page 6 for more details) World Mental Health Day Taster Sessions with Recovery College Collective (Re-Co-Co) Sat 12 Oct | 2.30pm - 6.30pm (FREE)

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Written & Performed by RAY LAIDLAW & BILLY MITCHELL

CHARLIE HARDWICK

THE LINDISFARNE STORY

One of the best known actors to audiences, Charlie Hardwick first worked with Live Theatre in 1988 appearing in numerous Live Theatre productions, including current hit play Clear White Light (see P4 & P5), and played Val Pollard in ITV’s Emmerdale for 11 years.

A joyful, funny and emotional celebration of Tyneside’s favourite group illustrated with anecdotes, rare video and unseen photographs. Original members Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell share first-hand the story of Lindisfarne, from their early days in Tyneside’s pubs and clubs before bursting onto the UK music scene in 1970, to international success.

Live Icons Talk & Q&A:

Join her in conversation with Joe Douglas, Live Theatre’s Artistic Director, as she discusses her relationship with the theatre and some of her favourite roles over the years.

Sun 29 Sep & Sun 6 Oct | 8pm

Sun 22 Sep | 4pm PRICE £8

THEATRE

The show includes acoustic performances of some of the band’s greatest songs, (many written by Alan Hull when he worked at St. Nick’s and also feature in Clear White Light).

Concessions

Age Rating

from £6

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Approx. 1hr, no interval

PRICE £15 - £22

THEATRE

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Age Rating

from £15

12+

Approx. 2hrs 30mins incl. interval

Talks are recorded and available to listen again at www.live.org.uk/talks

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Presented by MOVEABLE FEAST PRODUCTIONS & BRIDGING THE GAP

TERROR FROM THE SKIES Written & Performed by MATTHEW BELLWOOD

It’s a warm summer’s day in the local graveyard. Hassan and Jake are skipping school and shooting the breeze, while Sheila and Joanne are tracing a shared history among the headstones. The trees are in leaf and the wild flowers bloom, while in the distance a light aircraft draws ever closer through the clouds. Unknown to all of them, terror is lurking in the sky. A new show about society, friendship and the things we hold dear about the places where we live. Told through storytelling – Terror From The Skies is thoughtful, intriguing and filled with warmth and humour, asking important questions about how much those in power know, or care, about our communities. Fri 20 & Sat 21 Sep | 8pm PRICE £8

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Age Rating

£6

14+

Approx. 1hr 10 mins, no interval

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FINAL SHOWCASE Created and Performed by NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY MA THEATRE & PERFORMANCE STUDENTS

Two evenings showcasing new work created by theatre makers of the future. A different line up of performances incorporating short new plays and experimental pieces will be performed each evening as the graduating students from Northumbria University’s MA Theatre and Performance programme bring their final performances to Live Theatre’s stage. The MA programme supports students to foster their individual artistic vision and practical approaches to creating theatre.

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Fri 27 Sep & Sat 28 Sep | 8pm PRICE £6

Concessions

Age Rating

£5

14+

Tickets to both nights £10 | £8 concs

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Approx. 2 hrs 30mins incl. interval

Presented as part of the creative partnership between Live Theatre and Northumbria University.

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Presented by STEPHEN JOSEPH THEATRE & TARA FINNEY PRODUCTIONS Written by CHRISTOPHER YORK Directed by PAUL ROBINSON Starring SERENA MANTEGHI

EDINBURGH FRINGE HIT SHOW

BUILD A

ROCKET

‘A powerful one-woman show and a tour-de-force from actress Serena Manteghi whose performance blazes off the stage’

‘A breathless, swaggering hour of female endurance and defiance’ THE TELEGRAPH

Yasmin is a bright 16-year-old from a small seaside town. In an instant, her world is turned upside down when she becomes pregnant with her son, Jack. Suddenly her life isn't sandcastles, arcades, and donkey rides. Abandoned by both the father of her child and her alcoholic mother, Yasmin faces one of life's great challenges completely alone – but can the thing which threatens to ruin her life actually be the thing which saves her? Winner of awards at both the Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe Festivals Build a Rocket is a powerful and uplifting play about triumph over adversity.

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Yorkshire Post

Wed 2 - Sat 5 Oct | 8pm Matinees: Thu & Sat | 2.30pm PRICE £12

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Concessions

Age Rating

from £6

12+

Approx. 1hr 15 mins, no interval Contains some strong language

FREE Post Show Talk Meet the Performer Fri 4 Oct (after the 8pm show) Post show talks are recorded and available to listen again at www.live.org.uk/talks

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EDINBURGH FRINGE HIT SHOW Presented by LUNG in association with LEEDS PLAYHOUSE Written by HELEN MONKS & MATT WOODHEAD

TROJAN HORSE THE GUARDIAN

The story of a community torn apart by racial division, ‘British values’ and the culture of Prevent. Trojan Horse follows the real-life stories of Muslim teachers and governors who were accused of plotting extremism in Birmingham schools, a local story that hit the national news. Adapted from the testimonies of those at the heart of the UK Government’s inquiry, critically acclaimed theatre company LUNG (who brought The 56 to Live Theatre in 2016) investigate what really happened.

‘Piercing, relevant, terrifying and beautifully told…’ WHATSONSTAGE

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Tue 15 & Wed 16 Oct | 7.30pm PRICE £10 - £14

THEATRE

Concessions

Age Rating

£6

12+

1hr 20mins, no interval Contains strobe lighting

FREE Post Show Panel Discussion + Q&A Prof. John Holmwood, expert witness on the Trojan Horse case, in discussion with a panel of experts Tue 15 & Wed 16 Oct (after 7.30pm shows Post show talks are recorded and available to listen again at www.live.org.uk/talks

Urdu Translation available through headsets on both performances, please state when booking if you would like to use this service

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EDINBURGH FRINGE HIT SHOW

IT’S TRUE, IT’S TRUE, IT’S TRUE. Devised by BREACH THEATRE

The 1612 trial of Agostino Tassi for the rape of baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi is restaged by Fringe First and The Stage Edinburgh Award winning company Breach Theatre. Based on surviving court transcripts, this new play dramatises the seven month trial that gripped Renaissance Rome, and asks how much has changed in the last four centuries. Blending myth, history and contemporary commentary, this is the story of how a woman took revenge through her art to become one of the most successful painters of her generation.

Tue 22 & Wed 23 Oct | 7.30pm PRICE £12 - £18

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Age Rating

£10

14+

Approx. 1hr 5mins, no interval Contains some scenes viewers may find upsetting and nudity

‘Consistently exciting ... uneasily current’ THE FINANCIAL TIMES

‘Gripping court drama ... roaring down the ages’ THE GUARDIAN

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UNDER THREE MOONS Presented by BOX OF TRICKS Written by DANIEL KANABER Directed by ADAM QUAYLE

‘A soul-searching inquest into race, class and machismo… Beautifully told’ THE GUARDIAN (on SparkPlug)

Mike and Paul are mates. They drink, they smoke, they crack jokes. They kill time. Spanning half a lifetime, Under Three Moons takes place on three nights across three decades of two friends’ lives. From a school trip to France as teenagers, to a surf shack in their twenties, to Christmas in their thirties, Mike and Paul meet up and talk into the night. From boyhood to manhood to fatherhood, these are the nights they share. A new play about friendship and growing up, from the company that brought SparkPlug to Live Theatre, Under Three Moons explores how men relate to each other today. Who we are and how we live. And the spaces between.

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Fri 25 & Sat 26 Oct | 7.30pm PRICE £10 - £14

THEATRE

Concessions

Age Rating

from £6

14+

Approx. 1hr 10mins, no interval Contains some strong language

FREE Post Show Talk Meet the Cast Fri 25 Oct (after the 7.30pm show) Post show talks are recorded and available to listen again at www.live.org.uk/talks

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NUCLEAR FUTURE Presented by GAMESHOW

Astrid’s life is like many others. She dresses her child, she spills her coffee, she catches the bus to work. But her work brings Astrid, and the audience, into contact with the world’s most dangerous weapons. In one moment they can change our lives forever.

‘Breathtaking in its scope, illuminating and horrifying… a stark warning and a bittersweet promise that we still have hope.’ NARC

Fri 25 Oct | 8pm

What happens the next time we launch a nuclear attack? Can we afford to pretend these weapons don’t exist?

PRICE

Following its preview in Elevator Festival 2018, Nuclear Future returns to Live Theatre and shines a light on how one person’s actions can lead to catastrophe for the whole planet.

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Age Rating

from £6

12+

Approx. 1hr, no interval Contains flashing lights, loud noise and some scenes viewers may find upsetting

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The Herald

Written & Performed by GARY MCNAIR Directed by JOE DOUGLAS Music by SIMON LIDDELL

MCGONAGALL’S CHRONICLES ‘I’m in love with a man from Dundee Though he lived 100 years before me His name was Sir William Topaz McGonagall His life I will now attempt to chronicle.’ A biography in ‘almost rhyming verse’ of the late Dundonian poet – Sir William Topaz McGonagall – the only way to honour the great Dundonian man who has come to be known as the World’s Worst Poet. Expect a healthy dose of McNair’s unique storytelling style, as McGonagall and many other characters of this unbelievable true story are brought to the stage. The show features music played live on stage by Simon Liddell, of Scottish indie band Frightened Rabbit.

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Wed 6 & Thu 7 Nov | 7.30pm PRICE £10 - £14

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Age Rating

from £6

12+

Approx. 1hr 50mins with interval Contains bad verse and terrible rhymes

‘a perfectly-pitched production’ THE SCOTSMAN

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A GRAEAE & THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH production

ONE UNDER Written by WINSOME PINNOCK Directed by AMIT SHARMA Commissioned by RAMPS ON THE MOON & presented in association with CURVE

When a young man jumps in front of a train Cyrus is driving, the mysterious circumstances prompt him to search for answers. In pursuing the truth of Sonny’s final hours, Cyrus is led to laundrette worker Christine, as the past begins to catch up with people whose lives are changed forever. An evocative play about the power of guilt and the quest for atonement, award-winning playwright Winsome Pinnock (Rockets and Blue Lights) and acclaimed director Amit Sharma (The Solid Life of Sugar Water and Cosmic Scallies) explore the fragility of human relationships in this reimagining of her play One Under.

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Tue 12 & Wed 13 Nov | 7.30pm PRICE £10 - £14

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Age Rating

£6

16+

Approx 1hr 30mins, no interval Contains references to challenging issues, including depression, paranoia and suicide

Both performances of One Under will feature creative captioning and audio description

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THE MARK THOMAS PROJECT Thu 14 - Sun 17 Nov

Comedian, activist and one of the UK’s most irreverent, satirical and popular performers, Mark Thomas takes over Live Theatre for four days of workshops, talks, interventions and performances, as he becomes one of Live Theatre’s Associate Artists.

Buy tickets for all THREE of Mark’s shows and save up to 30%

MARK THOMAS: A LECTURE – DON’T TELL ‘EM IT’S THEATRE Written & Performed by Mark Thomas Mark reflects on his career, exploring how and why he does what he does, drawing together threads from over four decades from the heyday of The Comedy Store in the 80s, to his more recent work as an activist, artist and performer.

Thu 14 Nov | 7.30pm PRICE

Three Show Pass PRICE Over 65s £30

£24

Other Concs

Age Rating

£12

14+

£10 - £14

THEATRE

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Age Rating

from £6

14+

Approx. 1hr 15mins, no interval Contains some strong language

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MARK THOMAS: 50 THINGS ABOUT US (WORK IN PROGRESS)

Join Mark for other events throughout his week here:

Presented by Mark Thomas & Phil McIntyre Entertainments Ltd

THE LIARS QUARTET FILM SCREENINGS

Combining his trademark mix of storytelling,  stand-up and mischief, Mark picks through the myths, facts and figures of our national identities to ask who do we think we are? The United Kingdom? And how we have so much feeling for such a hollow land. Fri 15 & Sat 16 Nov | 7.30pm PRICE £10 - £14

THEATRE

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Age Rating

from £6

14+

Approx. 1hr 30 mins, no interval Contains strong language

FREE drop in Films on a loop throughout the day Thu 14 - Sun 17 Nov | 10am - building close UNDERCROFT

MARK THOMAS: READING THE REPORT A year after publication, a full reading and discussion of UN Rapporteur’s Statement on UK Poverty. FREE, booking essential  Sat 16 Nov | 2.30pm

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MARK THOMAS: THE MANIFESTO Presented by Mark Thomas & Phil McIntyre Entertainments Ltd Mark Thomas’ hit show in which he creates a People’s Manifesto taking suggestions from the audience and asks them to vote for the best. Sun 17 Nov | 6pm PRICE £10 - £14

Concessions

Age Rating

from £6

14+

14+ Contains strong language

12+ Approx. 2hrs 30mins with interval

MARK THOMAS: COMEDY WORKSHOP £10 | £6 concs

Sun 17 Nov | 10.30am

REHEARSAL ROOM

14+ Approx. 2hrs

MARK THOMAS: PUBLIC CONVERSATION ON CHILD POVERTY FREE, booking essential  Sun 17 Nov | 2.30pm

THEATRE

Approx. 1hr 30 mins, no interval Contains strong language

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12+ Approx. 1hr 15mins, no interval

See www.live.org.uk/markthomas for full details

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ONE NIGHT ONLY

GYPSY QUEEN Presented by EMMERSON & WARD PRODUCTIONS Written & Produced by ROB WARD Directed by CHRIS LAWSON Performed by JOHN ASKEW & ROB WARD

The story of ‘Gorgeous’ George O’Connell, bare-knuckle fighter and traveller, who enters the world of professional boxing which puts him on a collision course with his roots, his identity and his greatest fear. In the opposite corner, gay boxer Dane ‘The Pain’ Samson, the young pretender and son of a boxing legend, is fighting his own battles that lead to a tragedy that neither could predict. Gypsy Queen is an unconventional love story between two fighters who discover the greatest challenge lies outside the ring. Following its popularity at Live Theatre last year, Gypsy Queen returns for just one night, before embarking on an international tour.

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‘Heart-breaking, raw and emotional… this really is not one to miss’ BROADWAY BABY

Wed 20 Nov | 7.30pm PRICE £10 - £14

THEATRE

Concessions

Age Rating

£6

16+

Approx 1hr 15mins, no interval Contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature

FREE Post Show Talk Meet the Creative Team Wed 20 Nov (after the 7.30pm show) Post show talks are recorded and available to listen again at www.live.org.uk/talks

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Created & Performed by YOUR AUNT FANNY & BONNIE AND THE BONNETTES Presented in association with LIVE THEATRE

BONNIE & FANNY’S

CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

‘the ultimate feel good experience’

NORTH EAST REVIEWS (on Bonnie and The Bonnettes’ Drag Me to Love)

‘An incandescent comic force’ NARC (on Your Aunt Fanny’s Minge Unhinged )

An alternative Chrismas night out celebrating all things cabaret and comedy! Whack on a Santa hat, grab a bottle of fizz, wrap your secret santa, as it’s the office Christmas party! Sweaty Sandra’s eaten your chicken and stuffing sandwich, Horsey Leanne’s spanx are too tight, and all that's left on the buffet is vegan cocktail sausages – but it’s going to be a cracking night! A night full to the brim with festive frolics including sketches, songs, lip-syncs, dances, stories, andbyunapologetic Created & Performed YOUR AUNT FANNY raucousness from splitting sketch & BONNIE AND THEside BONNETTES troupe, YourinAunt Fanny, andTHEATRE footPresented association with LIVE stomping, pant-wetting, glitter throwing drag trio, Bonnie and The Bonnettes.

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Thu 12 Dec - Sat 14 Dec | 8pm PRICE £10 - £14

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Concessions

Age Rating

from £6

16+

Approx. 2hrs 20mins, with interval Contains strong language, and sexual references

Closing Christmas Party Sat 14 Dec (after the 8pm show) FREE for ticket holders of that performance. See P21 for details on arranging Christmas Party Nights out at Live Theatre

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MIXTAPE XMAS Presented by THE SIX TWENTY

‘an absolute corker of a night with a gaggle of mates!’

Infamous cult comedy quiz show, Mixtape is back with a stocking load of new Christmas sketches and a mash up of Mixtape favourites from throughout the eras. Mixtape is as far from the pub quiz down the Rose & Crown as you can get. Using only song lyrics, The Mixtapers perform comedy sketches and take on everything from Wham! to Mariah Carey, The Pogues to Green Day, Bruno Mars to Bowie.  Play in teams and guess the tracks that inspire the sketches to be in with the chance of winning the highly coveted Golden Mixtape. By the end of the night, you're guaranteed to be on your feet (and tables) dancing and belting out the tunes. It's the perfect night out for a Christmas party!

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ED FRINGE REVIEW

Wed 18 - Sat 21 Dec | 8pm PRICE £12

THEATRE

Concessions

Age Rating

£9

14+

Approx. 2hrs with interval Contains some strong language

Mixtape Christmas Closing Party Sat 21 Dec (after 8pm show) FREE for ticket holders of that performance. See P21 for details on arranging Christmas Party Nights out at Live Theatre

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CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS Fancy making a night of it? Book for one of the alternative Christmas shows, Bonnie and Fanny’s Christmas Spectacular (see P19) or cult comedy music quiz Mixtape Xmas (see P20), and we can offer a truly unique night out with pre-show drinks and a buffet, and interval refreshments, in one of Live Theatre’s historic rooms. The Theatre Bar is open late after the shows too. Whether it’s a night out for a group of friends, or a Christmas party with colleagues, Live Theatre’s events team can help you arrange a Christmas cracker of a night out for groups of four and more.

Call (0191) 269 3493 or email hires@live.org.uk

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ASK ME ANYTHING Created & Presented by The Paper Birds Co-Produced with Live Theatre Music by Rosie Doonan

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Photo: Topher McGrillis for The Paper Birds

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Thu 30 Jan - Sat 8 Feb | 7.30pm Matinees: Wed 5 & Thu 6 Feb | 1pm Sat | 2.30pm

Ask Me Anything is an immersive theatrical experience, with live music, mischief and mayhem, which explores what different generations can teach each other. The Paper Birds asked young people living in today’s world of mobile phones and google to write in and ask them anything. Drawing on their own experiences growing up in the 90s and 00s, a time of house phones, pen pals and dial up internet, where magazine problem pages taught teenagers about the world, this show is their reply.

PRICE £10 - £14

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Concessions

Age Rating

from £6

14+

Approx. 1hr 20mins, no interval

This performance contains strong language and themes of mental health and youth suicide. This performance is designed as if you are in a teenager’s bedroom. There are cushions to sit on in the cabaret area (no tables and chairs) and regular theatre seating in the fixed seating. For queries on seating or show content contact info@live.org.uk

FREE Post Show Talks

Building on the intimate and immersive nature of Mobile in 2016, The Paper Birds return to Live Theatre, ahead of a national tour, with a full version of their brand-new show, a loud, live, love song to not having it all figured out. So, take off your shoes, pull up a cushion and come on in.

Meet the Creative Team + Special Guests Sat 1 Feb (after 2.30pm show) Meet the Cast Wed 5 & Thu 6 Feb (after 1pm shows) Post show talks are audio recorded and available to listen again at www.live.org.uk/talks

Closing Party Sat 8 Feb (after 7.30pm show) FREE For ticket holders of that performance

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EDINBURGH FRINGE HIT SHOW

THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF

SMACK AND CRACK A co-production between OFFSTAGE THEATRE & MOST WANTED, in association with ALASTAIR MICHAEL Written by ED EDWARDS Directed by CRESSIDA BROWN

‘The history of Manchester jumps off its axis. The history of England jumps off its axis. 2am, 8th July, 1981, all the major cities of England burn.’ An angry, funny love-song to a lost generation, chronicling the fallout for communities crushed by the heroin epidemic at the height of Thatcherism. Inspired by the playwright’s own experience in jail and rehab, the play traces the fate of Mandy and Neil from the epicentre of the riots in 1981 through the heroin epidemic that followed to their present day survival on the streets of Manchester.

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Tue 11 & Wed 12 Feb 20 | 7.30pm PRICE £10 - £14

THEATRE

Concessions

Age Rating

from £6

12+

Approx. 1hr, no interval Contains reference to drug abuse and adult themes

‘Riotously entertaining and deeply moving’ THE STAGE

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OTHER EVENTS

LIVE THEATRE HERITAGE TOURS Part of HERITAGE OPEN DAYS 2019

Take a guided tour of Live Theatre’s historic quayside buildings made up of old warehouses and almshouses. See behind the scenes in the theatre, step onto the stage, and see the set of its hit play Clear White Light, visit dressing rooms, and historic spaces and offices not normally open to the public and listen to tall tales from the buildings’ past, and present.

Sun 22 Sep | 11am, 1pm & 3.30pm

FREE

Approx. 1hr Limited places, booking essential

TEA TALKS – AN AFTERNOON WITH WRITER ANN CLEEVES + Q&A Presented by NE14.TV

Whitley Bay-based crime writer Ann Cleeves – Sunday Times best-selling author and creator of popular detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez, who have been brought to the screens in ITV’s Vera and BBC One’s Shetland – talks about her work in discussion with Ian Farrar from The Industry Angel Podcast. Includes tea and coffee and a Q&A, followed by a book-signing.

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Sat 7 Dec | 11am & 2.30pm PRICE £15

THEATRE

Concessions

Age Rating

£12

16+

Approx 1hr 30mins, no interval. Talk will be live streamed, and available as a podcast through The Industry Angel

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Tue 18 Feb - Sat 22 Feb 2020

A week of work from Queer artists celebrating LGBTQ+ history month.

QUEER AND NOW SCRATCH NIGHT An evening showcasing extracts of new work from Queer artists from the North East, chosen from an open call out. See P30 & P31 for more information.

Wed 19 Feb | 7.30pm

A WORK-IN-PROGRESS READING

THEATRE

£6 | 14+

Approx. 2hr 20mins with interval Contains strong language

Written by LAURA LINDOW

A work-in-progress reading of a new play written by Laura Lindow, Journal Culture Award Writer of the Year 2019, whose plays include Sawdust and Stardust for Live Theatre and recent adaptation of War of the Worlds for Northern Stage. Tue 18 Feb | 7.30pm

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£6 | 14+

Approx 1 hr, no interval Contains strong language

WHERE DO WE GO FROM QUEER? PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A

Sat 22 Feb | 2.30pm

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Approx. 1hr

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£3 | 14+


RIOT ACT

SPY IN THE STALLS

W*NK BUDDIES

Presented by EMMERSON & WARD PRODUCTIONS Written & Performed by ALEXIS GREGORY Directed by RIKKI BEADLE-BLAIR

Written & Performed by JAKE JARRATT & CAMERON SHARP Presented in association with LIVE THEATRE

Taken from interviews with three key players in the history of the gay rights movement; a survivor of the Stonewall Riots, an alternative 70s drag artist and a 90s AIDS activist. Verbatim one man show Riot Act is a heart-breaking and hilarious journey through six decades of Queer history right up to the present day.

University. A house party. One dances to Britney, the other alone having a few in the kitchen. But, they are both heading for the same bed. Discussions of identity, class, sexuality, and masculinity collide in a mix of pints, heels, dads, school, relationships, gay bars, and dance routines. Two different sexualities collide as they look at their manhood and the world outside of the duvet, asking what are boys really made of?

Thu 20 Feb | 7.30pm PRICE £10 - £14

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Concessions

Age Rating

from £6

16+

Approx. 1hr no interval Some strong language

W*nk Buddies returns after a sell out run at Elevator Festival 2019.

Fri 21 & Sat 22 Feb | 7.30pm

FREE Post Show Talk Meet the Writer & Performer Alexis Gregory Thu 20 Feb (after the 7.30pm show)

PRICE

Post show talks are recorded and available to listen again at www.live.org.uk/talks

THEATRE

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£10 - £14

Concessions

Age Rating

from £6

16+

Approx. 1hr no interval Contains flashing lights, loud music and strong language

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PRESENTED BY JUMPIN’ HOT CLUB IN ASSOCIATION WITH LIVE THEATRE All gigs approx. 3hrs

LIVE MUSIC

ROD PICOTT + ELAINE PALMER

BIRDS OF CHICAGO + GEORGE WELCH & CHRISTINE JEANS

Singer-songwriter Rod Picott whose music incorporates elements of Americana, alternative country, and folk, tours to support his new album Out Past The Wires. The twenty-two songs on the album range from whispery ballads to guitar driven rockers and every musical spot between. Rod is also releasing a book of short stories of the same name in which characters from the songs on the album find their stories expanded.

Americana folk band Birds of Chicago is led by husband and wife, JT Nero and Allison Russell (formerly of Canadian roots group Po’ Girl) whose music mixes moments of hushed attention with wild rock and soul abandon. Their new album Love in Wartime also confirms their rock and roll status evoking sounds of the 60’s and 70’s.

STUDIO

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Thu 10 Oct | 8pm £12.50

THEATRE

Thu 31 Oct | 8pm £14

www.live.org.uk


ERIN RAE AND THE MEANWHILES + SUPPORT

KIM RICHEY + JIMI MACK

Erin Rae and her band return to Newcastle as part of her European tour. Erin fuses musical genres to craft songs that feel fresh and wholly her own with influences that include traditional folk and indiecountry rock. She is stepping out into the spotlight with her second album Putting On Airs, a deeply personal record that reflects her own experience and upbringing in Tennessee.

Kim Richey is an American troubadour whose alt-country and even pop-leaning albums, have garnered critical acclaim and a worldwide audience. While she spends much of her time touring, as well as collaborating with writers and producers all over the globe, Kim dreams up fetching melodies that arc and bend in unexpected ways, with fresh angles from which to articulate matters of the heart.

STUDIO

Thu 7 Nov | 8pm £12.50

STUDIO

Fri 15 Nov | 8pm £12.50

MIKE FARRIS & HIS BAND + SUPPORT

SAM LEWIS + SUPPORT

A rare chance to see Grammy winning blues / soul / gospel / Americana star Mike Farris in concert for some selected UK band shows for the first time. Mike will fly in directly from the USA to perform a short UK tour and Jumpin’ Hot Club in Live Theatre, is luckily, one of them.

Nashville based Sam Lewis’ style meets at a juncture of many different genres with his rich soulful vocals, well-crafted songs, roots country and blue-eyed soul. However there’s something indescribably different and with his most recent works, Loversity, in which he’s discovered what most musicians spend lifetimes working for – the place where feel-good music meets vital social commentary.

THEATRE

Thu 16 Jan | 8pm £20

Box Office (0191) 232 1232

STUDIO

Sat 1 Feb | 8pm £12.50

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ARTIST DEVELOPMENT

GET INVOLVED

Supported by the John Ellerman Foundation.

Live Theatre offers structured support and development to writers, artists and companies.

INTRODUCTION TO PLAYWRITING COURSE

QUEER & NOW SCRATCH NIGHT ARTIST CALL OUT

Learn key aspects of writing a play for the stage, including theatricality, character, dialogue and plot through a mixture of practical workshops and masterclasses. Led by Live Theatre’s creative team, along with guest speakers including playwright and Live Theatre Associate Artist Chinonyerem Odimba, this is a friendly and informal course for writers at an early stage in their career.

As part of Queer and Now, Live Theatre is looking for extracts of work from Queer theatre artists from the North East who identify as LGBTQ+ of which a number will be selected to be performed as part of the Queer & Now Scratch Night on Wed 19 Feb.

FREE (by application) Sat 21 Sep - Sat 23 Nov (10 Sessions) 2pm - 4pm

See P26 & P27 for more information on Queer & Now

Application deadline Mon 25 Nov, 5pm

Application Deadline Sat 31 Aug Suitable 16+

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For more details on all opportunities and how to apply see

www.live.org.uk/artistdevelopment


OPEN UNDERCROFT The Undercroft is a space for everyone to use – to work, write, have meetings, use the WiFi, read a play... whenever Live Theatre is open. The Undercroft opening hours are 10am-5.30pm or later if there’s a show on. Order drinks from the bar during show times, or from St. Vincent’s, to take into the Undercroft.

A series of Open Undercroft Talks will include guests from the programme, workshops for artists and information about creative opportunities at Live Theatre. Occasionally the Undercroft may be closed for private functions.

Talks will announced on www.live.org.uk/openundercroft and through social media.

SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS Live Theatre’s window for accepting unsolicited scripts will be open throughout the month of October.

For more details on all opportunities and how to apply see

www.live.org.uk/artistdevelopment

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CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE LIVE YOUTH THEATRE

LIVE TALES

Live Tales schools’ workshops, sessions for young people and for families, support children and young people to discover self-expression through writing, bringing them a wealth of opportunities.

NEW FAMILY FABLES

Young people meet new friends, develop self-confidence and create original plays that reflect their views and opinions in weekly sessions delivered by some of the most exciting theatre makers in the region. Live Youth Theatre is the largest free theatre and drama programme for young people in the North East of England.

FREE, limited places. Applications are for the year and open on Mon 2 Sep for new members Suitable for ages 10 - 25 years (academic year 6 upwards)

See www.live.org.uk/ youththeatre for more details.

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A fun and playful story writing workshop for families in which they rescue the writer from writer’s block, and help them create an original story. Children under the age of 7 and their grown up(s) work together to create a story and, most importantly, have fun together as a family. £3 per participant Limited places, booking essential. Sun 27 Oct, Sun 15 Dec 19 & Sun 16 Feb 20 10am - 11.30am & 12.30pm - 2pm Suitable for ages 3 - 7 and their families*

WORDPLAY

Young people explore the world of spoken word, tapping into the things they are passionate about, generating words to be heard, and turning the words into performance. FREE, booking essential. Sat 12 Oct, Sat 9 Nov, Sat 14 Dec 19, Sat 11 Jan, Sat 8 Feb & Sat 14 Mar 20 11am - 3pm Suitable for ages 10 - 25 years (academic year 6 upwards)

*Under 3s and over 7s are welcome as part of a family group. A ticket must be purchased for every person attending the workshop (including under 3s and over 7s). No charge for under 3s. All children must be accompanied by an adult (max 3 children to 1 adult).


STORY WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR KS2 CLASSES

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR KS3 CLASSES

An action packed, fun filled workshop, which enables KS2 classes to create a totally new and orginal story. Children set their imaginations whizzing with wonderful ideas and even reluctant writers embrace their creativity to craft a fantastic story.

KS3 Pupils craft a story, hone character and explore playwriting through fun, fast paced activities that build pupils’ skills – delving into character creation, dialogue, and conflict.

‘Fun, exciting, motivational workshop that engaged all learners in an inspiring and creative way!’

‘It was great to see the students writing outside of their usual comfort zones.’ TEACHER, BURNSIDE COLLEGE

TEACHER, WALKERGATE PRIMARY SCHOOL FREE

Day Tuesday

Booking essential

FREE

Booking essential

KS2 Session Time

Venue

Age

10am - 12noon

Live Tales Studio, The Fire Station, Sunderland

KS2

1pm - 3pm

Live Tales Studio, The Fire Station, Sunderland

KS2

10am - 12noon

Live Tales, Live Theatre, Newcastle

KS2

10am - 12noon

Live Tales Studio, The Fire Station, Sunderland

KS2

1pm - 3pm

Live Tales, Live Theatre, Newcastle

KS2

Friday

10am - 12noon

Live Tales, Live Theatre, Newcastle

KS2

Day

KS3 Session Time

Venue

Age

Wednesday

9.30am - 12noon

Live Tales, Live Theatre, Newcastle

KS3

Thursday

For more information on Live Theatre’s work with Children and Young People see www.live.org.uk/cypp or to book call (0191) 232 1232

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VOLUNTEER

Live Theatre’s volunteers are an incredible group of people who give a wealth of energy and enthusiasm to the work of the theatre. Volunteer roles are varied and available in Live Tales, our children and young people’s writing centre, and in other areas of Live Theatre’s work. They include supporting and encouraging children and young people to write, illustrating their stories, or leading tours of our buildings.

All volunteers receive ongoing training and support, a programme of social events and some discounts at Live Theatre. There are opportunities in Live Theatre itself and in Live Tales in both Newcastle and Sunderland.

‘It’s something fun and creative, as well as being valued in what we are doing.’ VOLUNTEER

To join Live Theatre’s thriving group of volunteers, email volunteer@live.org.uk, call (0191) 229 2379 or download information from: www.live.org.uk/volunteer

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FRIENDS Join as a Friend and get closer to the drama with exclusive benefits. Friends of Live Theatre play an important role in the work of the Theatre, their support helps us to produce new plays and offer free drama activities to children and young people. Best Friends, Good Friends and Friends receive amazing benefits throughout the year, including: • Exclusive Pre-Show Receptions • Exclusive Early Bird Booking for each new season ahead • Exclusive Invitations to our Season Launch Receptions • 241 Tickets on Preview performances of Live Theatre productions • 10% discount at the Theatre Bar • Free ticket exchanges • Regular bulletins about upcoming shows and events From as little as £5 a month

Best Friends: Anthony Atkinson, Jim Beirne, Michael & Pat Brown, Paul Callaghan & Dorothy Braithwaite, George Caulkin, Michael & Susan Chaplin, Sue & Simon Clugson, Christine Elton, David & Gitta Faulkner, Chris Foy, Robson Green, Lee Hall, Brenna Hobson, John Josephs, Graham Maddick, Madelaine Newton, Dianne Sharp, Ian & Christine Shepherdson, Shelagh Stephenson, Sting, Alan Tailford, Graeme & Aly Thompson, Paul & Julie Tomlinson, Alison Walton, Lucy Winskell and others that choose to remain anonymous.

To find out more and join see www.live.org.uk/friends, email friends@live.org.uk or call (0191) 229 2379

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PLAN YOUR VISIT Cabaret & fixed seating

Over 65s

Side Seats*

Concession

GREEN

£26

£26

£18

£18

Peak demand

PURPLE

£22

£22

£15

£15

High demand

PINK

£18

£16

£12

£10

Mid-week/mid-demand/some matinees

BLUE

£14

£12

£10

from £6

Some previews/early matinees, off-peak/shorter performances

*where available

BOX OFFICE & TICKETS Box Office is open for in person and telephone bookings from Monday to Friday between 12 noon and 5.30pm and until 8pm when there is an evening performance. Opening hours on Saturdays and Sundays vary, depending on the performance schedule. Live Theatre is normally closed on Bank Holidays. Theatre performances have a colour classification on different nights with a range of prices depending on the type of seat that you choose. When booking by phone or in person, Box Office staff will discuss your choice of seating and ticket prices with you. There are also a limited number of lower priced side seats available for theatre performances in the main theatre, which may have a restricted view. Concession tickets*: Students, those aged 25 and under, those on unemployment or disability benefits, and freelancers can get concession discounts on theatre performances.

Live’s Youth Theatre Members & Family Max Card holders: Get one £3 ticket for the young person, for selected performances subject to age suitability. Carer Companions: A free ticket is available for a carer companion when they are essential to enable an individual to access the theatre, available from Box Office in person or by phone. Over 65s & Equity Card Holders: Receive £2 off selected theatre performances (excludes PURPLE and GREEN priced performances). Group/teacher/tutor discount: For every 10 tickets bought for the same performance get one additional ticket free. Exchanges: Tickets can only be exchanged for another performance of the same show, up to 24 hours before the performance. A fee of £1 per ticket (up to a maximum of £5 per transaction) applies. Exchanges are subject to availability and at Live Theatre’s discretion. Collection: Tickets can be mailed out, at an extra charge of £1, or can be collected from the Box Office free of charge.

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*Only one concession per ticket applies. Proof of eligibility for any concession will be required on collection of tickets.

www.live.org.uk


THEATRE SEATING PLAN

The Theatre, with a capacity of up to 170, offers unique surroundings in which to enjoy a performance – no one is ever far from the action. When booking tickets choose to sit in one of the three designated areas: Cabaret seating: Chairs around tables are closer to the actors with a social atmosphere. The Cabaret area is situated directly in front of the stage and is unreserved. Arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of the show to pick your seats.

Ground Floor and Balcony: Has more traditional rows of fixed theatre seating. Selected seats at the end of each row on the ground floor may have a restricted view and are offered at slightly lower prices. Access to the balcony is on the first floor via the lift or stairs.

STUDIO The Studio accommodates 60 people, either in seats and cabaret tables, or a raised bank of fixed seating. It is an intimate setting to see new plays or live music.

Seats are unreserved, allocated on a first-come-firstserved basis when the doors open. It is recommended to arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of the show to choose your seat. Located on the third floor, the Studio can be accessed via the lift and stairs.

When making a booking please let our Box Office staff know of any access needs you have, so they can allocate the most appropriate seats.

Box Office (0191) 232 1232

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ASSISTED PERFORMANCES Live Theatre offers a range of assisted performances aimed at improving the theatre experience for all our audience members. These services are marked with the appropriate symbol on the What’s On Calendar on pages P42 & P43 and are offered at no extra cost for service users and should not affect the performance for other audience members. British Sign Language A BSL interpreter is positioned on or next to the stage to communicate in a non-verbal language. Captioned   The words spoken by the performers are displayed as text on a screen, on or next to the stage, similar to television subtitles. Audio Described   A live commentary of the action on stage is described through personal headphones, between words spoken by the characters. Touch Tours   To complement an audio described show, this is a hands-on tour of the set, describing props, costumes, characters and the visual style of the show, especially for visitors with visual impairments. Touch Tours are a separate event and have to booked separately. They usually take place an hour before the main performance. Internal Hearing Aid Systems   An induction hearing loop system is available for all shows in the theatre for use with a visitor’s own hearing aid. The Theatre can also provide in ear monitors and receiver to amplify the sound on stage. See P42 & P43 to find out dates of assisted performances this season.

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Join Live Theatre’s Access Support Club If you are deaf, visually impaired or disabled and have specific access needs, or require a carer companion join Live Theatre’s Access Support Club so that we can give you the best support to enjoy Live Theatre’s plays, events and buildings to the full. Your information will be kept securely and will save you time when booking in future. We also have a specific Access mailing list which you can opt into if you wish to receive information about our Access interpreted performances. We’d also be very grateful for your feedback on what we do. To join ask for a form from Box Office in person or by calling (0191) 232 1232 or email tickets@live.org.uk or see www.live.org.uk/accessclub

OUR FACILITIES

Please let Box Office know when booking that you plan to use the assisted interpretation, so they can ensure that you are seated in the most appropriate place. To request this brochure in a different format, find out more about assisted performances, or if you have any other questions, call Box Office on (0191) 232 1232 (Typetalk on 18001 232 1232), email tickets@live.org.uk or speak to a member of the Customer Services team.

www.live.org.uk


HOW TO FIND US Live Theatre is based on Broad Chare, just off Newcastle’s Quayside and behind Newcastle Law Courts. Live Theatre Broad Chare, Quayside Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3DQ (0191) 232 1232 The Q3 Quaylink bus stops just 2 minutes walk away outside the Law Courts. The Theatre is a 10 minutes walk from the Metro at Monument, Central Station or Manors. There is free parking after 5pm (6pm Sundays) in nearby car parks at Quayside, Trinity Gardens and Sandgate.

MAP

Find out more at

www.live.org.uk/find

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EATING & DRINKING Live Theatre’s Bar Enjoy a leisurely drink before or after the performance in Live Theatre’s Bar and Undercroft. Drinks from the bar can be taken into the theatre, and drinks and ice creams can be ordered for the interval. Head of Steam Quayside A great range of craft, local cask and world beers, ciders and wines, accompany great cuisine with vegetarian and vegan options. A proportion of its revenue is invested back into the work of Live Theatre. 11 - 17 Broad Chare, (0191) 261 7385 www.theheadofsteam.co.uk

The Broad Chare A proper pub serving great beer and fantastic food. Awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand for seven years running, The Broad Chare is the only pub in the city to feature in the Great Britain and Ireland Michelin Guide 2018. A partnership between Live Theatre and 21 Hospitality Group, a proportion of its revenue is invested back into the work of Live Theatre. 25 Broad Chare, (0191) 211 2144 www.thebroadchare.co.uk

St. Vincent A relaxed restaurant and wine bar, inspired by the places in France and Italy that open for breakfast and close late. Choose from coffee and pastries, small plates for sharing, charcuterie and cheeses, wines from small producers and cocktail classics.

Charts Located in one of the Quayside’s most iconic buildings, with stunning views across the Tyne, Charts offers an exciting international food menu, a wide selection of spirits, wines and beers. It also has great live music on Wednesday nights and Sunday afternoons, art on the walls and a function space.

29 Broad Chare, (0191) 232 1331 www.saintvincentncl.co.uk

63 Quayside, (0191) 228 7989 www.pubculture.com

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www.live.org.uk


HIRE A SPACE Live Theatre’s Grade II listed Quayside buildings offer central and characterful spaces for meetings, events, conferences, and social occasions. Spaces to hire include our two theatres, seating up to 170 and 60, historic meeting rooms, bar, Undercroft and outdoor Live Garden, which can be hired separately or together to create a space to suit your event. Staff are on hand to help you every step of the way and can help you with all technical aspects and catering options for your needs and budget.

BE OUR NEIGHBOUR Live Theatre also has a number of office spaces of varying sizes available in its Quayside buildings for short and long term lease.

Call (0191) 269 3493 or email hires@live.org.uk to find out more

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS  SEPTEMBER 2019

Event

Matinée

Evening

Location

Wednesday 4 September

What Girls Are Made Of

-

7.30pm

Theatre

Page P3

Thursday 5 September

What Girls Are Made Of

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P3

Friday 6 September

What Girls Are Made Of

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P3

Thursday 19 September

Clear White Light

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P4/P5

Friday 20 September

Clear White Light

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P4/P5

Friday 20 September

Terror From the Skies

-

8pm

Studio

P7

Saturday 21 September

Clear White Light

2pm

7.30pm

Theatre

P4/P5

Saturday 21 September

Terror From the Skies

-

8pm

Studio

P7

Sunday 22 September

Heritage Open Day Tours

11am, 1pm, 3.30pm

All Building

P25

Sunday 22 September

Live Icons Talk: Charlie Hardwick

4pm

Theatre

P6

Tuesday 24 September

Clear White Light

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P4/P5

Wednesday 25 September

Clear White Light

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P4/P5

Thursday 26 September

Clear White Light

2pm

7.30pm

Theatre

P4/P5

Friday 27 September

Clear White Light

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P4/P5

Friday 27 September

Northumbria University Showcase

-

8pm

Studio

P8

Saturday 28 September

Clear White Light

2pm

7.30pm

Theatre

P4/P5

Saturday 28 September

Northumbria University Showcase

-

8pm

Studio

P8

Sunday 29 September

Clear White Light

4pm

Theatre

P4/P5

Sunday 29 September

The Lindisfarne Story

-

8pm

Theatre

P6

OCTOBER 2019 Tuesday 1 October

Clear White Light

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P4/P5

Wednesday 2 October

Clear White Light

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P4/P5

Wednesday 2 October

Build A Rocket

-

8pm

Studio

P9

Thursday 3 October

Clear White Light

1pm

7.30pm

Theatre

P4/P5

Thursday 3 October

Build A Rocket

2.30pm

8pm

Studio

P9

Friday 4 October

Clear White Light

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P4/P5

Friday 4 October

Build A Rocket

-

8pm

Studio

P9

Saturday 5 October

Clear White Light

2pm

7.30pm

Theatre

P4/P5

Saturday 5 October

Build A Rocket

2.30pm

8pm

Studio

P9

Sunday 6 October

Clear White Light

4pm

Theatre

P4/P5

Sunday 6 October

The Lindisfarne Story

-

8pm

Theatre

P6

Tuesday 8 October

Clear White Light

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P4/P5

Wednesday 9 October

Clear White Light

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P4/P5

Thursday 10 October

Clear White Light

2pm

7.30pm

Theatre

P4/P5

Thursday 10 October

Rod Picott + Elaine Palmer

-

8pm

Studio

P28/29

Friday 11 October

Clear White Light

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P4/P5

Saturday 12 October

Clear White Light

2pm

7.30pm

Theatre

P4/P5

Saturday 12 October

World Mental Health Day Taster Sessions

2.30pm

Tuesday 15 October

Trojan Horse

-

7.30pm

Wednesday 16 October

Trojan Horse

-

7.30pm

Tuesday 22 October

It's True. It's True. It's True

-

7.30pm

Wednesday 23 October

It's True. It's True. It's True

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P11

Friday 25 October

Under Three Moons

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P12

Friday 25 October

Nuclear Future

-

8pm

Studio

P13

Saturday 26 October

Under Three Moons

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P12

Thursday 31 October

Birds of Chicago + support

-

8pm

Studio

P28/P29

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KEY:

Audio Described Opening Night

, 2pm

British Sign Language Interpretation Party

Post Show Talk

Captioned Preview

Various

P4/P5

URDU

Theatre

P10

URDU

Theatre

P10

Theatre

P11

Touch Tour

Friends 241 Tickets

URDU

Urdu translation available Friends Discount


SEPTEMBER 2019 - MARCH 2020 NOVEMBER 2019

Event

Matinée

Evening

Location

Page

Wednesday 6 November

McGonagall’s Chronicles

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P14

Thursday 7 November

McGonagall’s Chronicles

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P14

Thursday 7 November

Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles + support

-

8pm

Studio

P28/P29

Tuesday 12 November

One Under

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P15

Wednesday 13 November

One Under

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P15

Thu 14 - Sun 17 November

The Liar’s Quartet Film Screenings

10am - close

-

Undercroft

P16/P17

Thursday 14 November

Mark Thomas: Don’t Tell’ Em It’s Theatre

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P16/P17

Friday 15 November

Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P16/P17

Friday 15 November

Kim Richey + Jimi Mack

-

8pm

Studio

P28/P29

Saturday 16 November

Mark Thomas: UN Special Report Reading

2.30pm

-

Theatre

P16/P17

Saturday 16 November

Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P16/P17

Sunday 17 November

Mark Thomas: Comedy Workshop

10.30am

-

Rehearsal Room

P16/P17

Sunday 17 November

Mark Thomas: Public Conversation on Child Poverty 2.30pm

-

Theatre

P16/P17

Sunday 17 November

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto

-

6pm

Theatre

P16/P17

Wednesday 20 November

Gypsy Queen

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P18

Saturday 7 December

Tea Talk with Ann Cleeves

11am

Theatre

P25

Thursday 12 December

Bonnie’s and Fanny’s Christmas Spectacular

-

8pm

Theatre

P19

Friday 13 December

Bonnie’s and Fanny’s Christmas Spectacular

-

8pm

Theatre

P19

Saturday 14 December

Bonnie’s and Fanny’s Christmas Spectacular

-

8pm

Theatre

P19

Wednesday 18 December

Mixtape Xmas

-

8pm

Theatre

P20

Thursday 19 December

Mixtape Xmas

-

8pm

Theatre

P20

Friday 20 December

Mixtape Xmas

-

8pm

Theatre

P20

Saturday 21 December

Mixtape Xmas

-

8pm

Theatre

P20

DECEMBER 2019 2.30pm

CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR - LIVE THEATRE CLOSED

Midday Tuesday 24 Dec 2019 - Wednesday 1 January 2020 JANUARY 2019 Thursday 16 January

Mike Ferris & His Band + support

-

8pm

Theatre

P28/P29

Thursday 30 January

Ask Me Anything

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P22/P23

Friday 31 January

Ask Me Anything

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P22/P23

Saturday 1 February

Ask Me Anything

2.30pm

7.30pm

Theatre

P22/P23

Saturday 1 February

Sam Lewis + support

-

8pm

Studio

P28/P29

Tuesday 4 February

Ask Me Anything

1pm

7.30pm

Theatre

P22/P23

Wednesday 5 February

Ask Me Anything

1pm

7.30pm

Theatre

P22/P23

Thursday 6 February

Ask Me Anything

1pm

7.30pm

Theatre

P22/P23

Friday 7 February

Ask Me Anything

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P22/P23

Saturday 8 February

Ask Me Anything

2.30pm

7.30pm

Theatre

P22/P23

Tuesday 11 February

A Political History of Smack & Crack

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P24

Wednesday 12 February

A Political History of Smack & Crack

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P24

Tuesday 18 February

Queer & Now: A Work-in-Progress Reading

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P26/P27

Wednesday 19 February

Queer & Now Scratch Night

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P26/P27

Thursday 20 February

Queer & Now: Riot Act

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P26/P27

Friday 21 February

Queer & Now: W*nk Buddies

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P26/P27

Saturday 22 February

Where Do We Go From Queer?

2.30pm

-

Theatre

P26/27

Saturday 22 February

Queer & Now: W*nk Buddies

-

7.30pm

Theatre

P26/P27

FEBRUARY 2019

MARCH 2019 Wednesday 11 - Sunday 22 March

Elevator Festival

More Details Announced Soon

Tickets: B  LUE £10 – £14, concs from £6 PINK £12 – £18, concs from £10 PURPLE £15 – £22, concs from £15 GREEN, £26, concs from £18 See page 36 for pricing information

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