Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 October 2011 Want to meet a greedy piranha, a time-travelling alligator or a poisonous frog? These are just some of the unusual characters, straight from the imaginations of 9 and 10 year old pupils from Tyne and Wear, being brought to life by professional actors as part of this year’s First Draft.
Tickets: £6 to £8 (family ticket £22) Box office: (0191) 232 1232 Book online: www.live.org.uk
Ticket & Booking Information Book tickets online at www.live.org.uk Visit Live Theatre’s secure website where it is easy to book tickets online. An average booking will take 5 minutes; tickets can be booked 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Tickets can be mailed out, at an extra charge of £1, or can be collected from the box office free of charge, just visit www.live.org.uk Book by phone or in person Call Live Theatre’s box office on (0191) 232 1232 or to book in person visit the Theatre just off Newcastle’s quayside next to the law courts.
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Box office opening hours Monday to Friday 10am to 5.30pm 10am to 8pm when there is an evening show. Weekend evening show 5 to 8pm Weekend matinee days 12 to 8pm Returns policy If you provide more than 24 hours notice tickets can be exchanged for other performances and events or credit for the full value can be arranged. Group discount Interested in bringing a group along to see First Draft? Then take advantage of Live Theatre’s great group discount – buy 10 tickets and get one additional ticket free.
First Draft Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 October Want to meet a greedy piranha, a time-travelling alligator or a poisonous frog? These are just some of the unusual characters, along with shape shifting peacocks, a superhero dog and a big friendly monster, that are brought to life in this year’s First Draft. Let them whisk you into space, down to the bottom of the sea and everywhere in between, and all from the comfort of your seat! You won’t regret it. Enter the imaginations of 9 and 10 year olds from across Tyne & Wear as six stories are transformed from doodles into short plays performed by a team of professional actors. Who knows the scary characters might even turn out to be not so frightening after all!
DATES: Thurs 20 & Fri 21 Oct 10am & 7pm Sat 22 Oct 2pm & 7pm TICKETS: £8; £6 concs; Family ticket £22 (2 adults & 2 children) LOCATION: Main Theatre DURATION: Approx 1 hour 40 mins (including interval) SUITABILITY: 5+
IMAGE: FIRST DRAFT WRITERS, 2011
The plays are:
A Fishy Life by Czarek Zalesinski
Boom Pow, The Rabbit and the Rocket by Chianna Rebair
BushSnap Friends by Harry Mulligan
Click Fingers by Saba Sheshkalani
The Wonderful Adventure of Jinxo and Luminous by Niamh Green
There is a Hero Inside All Of Us by Maximus Lowthian
For more information or to watch videos from previous years visit www.live.org.uk/ firstdraft or follow Live Theatre on
Thursday 20 October, 9pm
Meet the Team Join Paul James, Associate Director of Education & Participation, as he talks to two young writers, a director, drama worker and designer about their roles in this unique project which has helped to unlock the creativity of young playwrights over the last eight years. To find out more about the process behind First Draft visit www.live.org.uk/firstdraft
Saturday 22 October, 12pm
Crazy Character Creations Workshop Create your own magical characters through a series of drama and art activities designed to let your imagination run wild! What would it look like, how does it move? Then come to the show and see what crazy character creations the First Draft young writers have conjured up!
DATES: Thurs 20 Oct 9pm TICKETS: Free, booking essential LOCATION: Main Theatre DURATION: Approx 30 mins SUITABILITY: Everyone
DATES: Sat 22 Oct 12pm TICKETS: £8 (including ticket for show) LOCATION: Rehearsal Room DURATION: Approx 1 hour SUITABILITY: 7-11 years
IMAGES: FROM LEFT TO RIGHT – MADNESS AT TORRO SCHOOL (2010), THE SUBARU IMPRETSA RACE FOR THE TITLE (2008) AND THE FARTING RAT & THE GIRLY CAT (2010)
Want to delve deeper into the fantasy world of First Draft? Then why not discover more about the process in our free Meet the Team event or if you are feeling inspired our Crazy Character Creations Workshop is for you!
“Prior to seeing First Draft I would not have believed that children’s writing could provide such a hugely enjoyable and illuminating evening of theatre.” British Theatre Guide “It is brilliant to see that the creativity of these kids has been nurtured to create some fantastic results! Brilliantly acted and loads of fun to watch.” Audience member, 2010 “Lots of fun, quite mad, very entertaining and different. We will be back.” Audience member, 2010
IMAGES: FROM TOP TO BOTTOM – THE CLOCKNAPPER (2009), THE FEAR OF ANNA (2009), EILEEN, TREEGA AND THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH (2008) AND THE MOONLIGHT GEM (2009)
First Draft is an exciting education and new writing initiative which, now in its eighth year, involves 9 and 10 year old pupils from Walkergate Primary School in Newcastle, Brighton Avenue Primary School in Gateshead and Valley Road Primary School in Sunderland.
Location & Travel Information Public Transport
Live Theatre is a 10 minute walk from Central Station, Monument and Manors Metro Stations. The QuayLink bus service runs every 10 minutes during the day and every 20 minutes during the evening until midnight providing a safe and easy way of getting to and from the Theatre. Call Traveline on 0871 200 2233 for more travel information.
There is a car park in the Trinity Gardens complex 100 metres from the Theatre, which can be accessed from City Road and Trinity Gardens. This secure car park is open from 7am to midnight and costs 90p per hour and is free after 5pm. There is limited on-street parking on Broad Chare and additional car parks nearby.
Parking QuayLink Stops Metro Station
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Live Theatre Broad Chare, Quayside Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3DQ www.live.org.uk First Draft has been made possible with funding from The Gillian Dickinson Trust, The John Thaw Foundation, Sage Community Fund and The Coutts Charitable Trust and is presented as part of Juice – NewcastleGateshead’s award-winning festival for children and young people. www.juicefestival.co.uk
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