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Friday 9 to Saturday 17 March 2012

Fuses Live Lab 2012 New Writing Festival

Live Theatre’s biennial New Writing Festival returns, bringing together some of the country’s most interesting and innovative theatre makers and companies for an explosive festival feast over nine days.

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Tickets: Free to £10 Box office: (0191) 232 1232 Book online: www.live.org.uk


Ticket & Booking Information Book tickets by phone or online Call Live Theatre’s box office on (0191) 232 1232 or visit www.live.org.uk where it is easy to book tickets online. Tickets can be mailed out, at an extra charge of £1, or can be collected from the box office free of charge. 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 returned to your Live Theatre account. Group discount Interested in bringing a group along to see a show? Then take advantage of Live Theatre’s great group discount – buy 10 tickets and get one additional ticket free.

Multibuy Festival passes Want to see as much as you can? Then these offers are just for you: Book to see PLAYlist, Thirsty and Present:Tense and get a free ticket for one of the £5 performances or workshops. Can’t decide which of our £5 shows or workshops to see? Then make sure you take advantage of the buy four tickets and get one free offer.  H Look out for this symbol to see which events you can claim a free ticket for.

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If you can’t pick and choose why not experience the whole of the FUSES Festival for just £70! To book please contact the box office on (0191) 232 1232. Please note, these offers are only available from the box office and are subject to availability.


Festival Calendar Friday 9 March to Saturday 17 March

FUSES

Live Lab 2012 New Writing Festival Sponsored by Potts Print (UK)

Live Theatre’s biennial new writing festival returns, bringing together some of the country’s most interesting and innovative theatre makers and companies for a festival feast over nine days. To make sure you don’t miss out on any special events here’s a guide to what’s coming up. Friday 9 March, 7.30pm PLAYlist

Wednesday 14 March, 9.30am The Prize

Saturday 10 March, 5pm Dennis Kelly: Q&A Session

Wednesday 14 March, 2pm The Tin Ring

Saturday 10 March, 7.30pm Black River Falls

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Sunday 11 March, 1pm H followed by Q&A at 5pm Mike Kenny: Playwriting Workshop Sunday 11 March, 7.30pm all that is solid melts into air

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Sunday 11 March, 8.30pm Trashed Organ Monday 12 March, 10am & 7.30pm The Write Stuff Monday 12 March, 8pm A+E Quiz Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 March Document Tuesday 13 March, 5pm Nicolas Kent Tuesday 13 March, 7.30pm Thirsty

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Wednesday 14 March, 5pm Top Tips Wednesday 14 March, 7.30pm The Parade

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Thursday 15 March, 5pm Soho Theatre Writers’ Workshop

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Thursday 15 March, 7.30pm Just Watch Me

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Thursday 15 March, 8.30pm Trashed Organ Friday 16 March, 7.30pm Captain Amazing

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Friday 16 March, 9pm Richard Dawson

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Saturday 17 March, 5.30pm Green Cabaret

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Saturday 17 March, 7.30pm Present:Tense

Throughout the week treat yourself to some delicious pies from the New Zealand Gourmet Pie Company. Filled to the top with the finest ingredients, these are pieces of hand-held heaven at £4 each!


Friday 9 March, 7.30pm

PLAYlist Three writers from the north east and three writers from London have been challenged to write a play inspired by a song. The only rules: the song must be by an artist from their region, and the play must be no longer in running time than the song by which it was inspired.

TICKETS: £10; £8 concs LOCATION: Main Theatre DURATION: Approx 1hr 30 mins SUITABILITY: 14+

Featuring new work by Joe Harbot (The Boy On The Swing), Laura Lindow (Sawdust & Stardust), Tracy Whitwell (Come To Where I’m From), Matt Hartley (Epic), Hannah Mulder (The Girl With The Iron Claws) and Corinne Salisbury (A BAcchae) and followed by live music by artists from around the region, PLAYlist is set to kick off FUSES in style. Make sure you are here to find out what top news stories the Present:Tense writers will be using as inspiration for their plays. Then come to the event on Saturday 17 March to see the final result. Tuesday 13 March, 7.30pm Presented by The Paper Birds

Thirsty Based on our nation’s love affair with alcohol, Thirsty weaves together real stories, memories and booze based confessions, collected from a ‘drunken hotline’ and an online questionnaire. Fusing live music, verbatim text and stunning physical theatre, The Paper Birds explore the stories and social repercussions of lost memories and gained traumas, bruised knees, uncontrollable laughter, urine stained beds and sore heads, particularly focusing on the women waving the flag for ‘Booze-Britain’. A dynamic theatrical exploration delving beyond statistics, facts and figures Thirsty looks to the faces and the voices of everyone who likes a drink and asks why, as a nation, are we so thirsty?

TICKETS: £10; £8 concs LOCATION: Main Theatre DURATION: Approx 1hr SUITABILITY: 14+

“Terrifically sharp, vibrantly choreographed and sensitively paced, poignant without getting preachy” The Independent on Sunday


Saturday 17 March, 7.30pm Presented by nabokov

Present:Tense Present:Tense is backlash theatre – an immediate response to the most important story from the week’s newspapers, as chosen by the artists, performed a week after the challenge is set and the topic selected. nabokov, in collaboration with Live Theatre, bring their highly successful event to the north east for the first time. Want to find out the news topics ahead of the final event? Then why not come along to PLAYlist on Friday 9 March where we’ll be revealing what writers Paddy Campbell, Roz Wyllie, Alison Carr and Brad Birch will be working on all week!

Images: L-R: Thirsty by The Paper Birds & Present:Tense by nabokov

Book to see PLAYlist, Thirsty and Present:Tense and get a free ticket for one of the £5 performances or workshops. Look out for this symbol to see which events you can claim a free ticket for H

TICKETS: £10; £8 concs LOCATION: Main Theatre DURATION: 1hr 30 mins inc. interval SUITABILITY: 14+


Performances & Readings With everything from puppet weddings and drunken superheroes to the unheard voices of teenagers and holocaust survivors, this is your chance to be one of the first to experience new plays in development. The shows with this symbol H are part of a buy four get one free offer meaning you can experience five different shows for just £20. Saturday 10 March, 7.30pm

Black River Falls

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TICKETS: £5 LOCATION: Main Theatre

The first of Live Theatre and The Empty Space’s bursary winners, Bob Karper’s new show features live original music, true stories, and a puppet wedding in a mosque.

DURATION: 1hr 30 mins

Sunday 11 March, 7.30pm

TICKETS: £5

all that is solid melts into air

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SUITABILITY: 14+

LOCATION: Main Theatre

Using a smith’s trademark simple, informal and conversational performance style this monologue looks to consider the way we live today, contemplate the world a little, and think about how we might change it.

DURATION: 1hr

Sunday 11 & Thursday 15 March, 8.30pm

TICKETS: Free

Trashed Organ

LOCATION: Undercroft

Trashed Organ head to Live Theatre with their distinctive blend of spectacular live literature and music. Featuring Kate Fox, Radikal Queen, Bob Beagrie and Cara Brennan on Sunday 11 March and WN Herbert, Daniel Hardisty and Christy Ducker the following Thursday.

DURATION: 2hrs inc. interval

Monday 12 March, 10am & 7.30pm

TICKETS: £5

The Write Stuff

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SUITABILITY: 14+

SUITABILITY: 14+

LOCATION: Studio Theatre

A new writing residency developed to give unheard young teen voices a platform in theatre. Don’t miss these six short plays, written by 12 and 13 year olds, which showcase the concerns of young people today.

DURATION: 2hrs inc. interval

Wednesday 14 March, 2pm

TICKETS: £5

The Tin Ring Work in Progress

LOCATION: Studio Theatre

Set against the happiness of home to the horror of the holocaust, Zdenka Fantlova author of The Tin Ring has gifted Jane Arnfield permission to adapt her story as a one woman performance working with director Mike Alfreds.

DURATION: 1hr

SUITABILITY: 14+

SUITABILITY: 14+ Funded by Arts Council England.


Wednesday 14 March, 7.30pm

The Parade

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TICKETS: £5 LOCATION: Main Theatre

Ten brand new short works-in-progress by the BBC’s writersroom 10 group, which brings together some of the most exciting emerging writers from around the country.

DURATION: 2hrs inc. interval

Thursday 15 March, 7.30pm

TICKETS: £5

Just Watch Me

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SUITABILITY: 14+

LOCATION: Main Theatre

Soho Theatre and Live Theatre are delighted to present the reading of a sweet but twisted love story about seeing and being seen by acclaimed writer Phil Porter.

DURATION: 1hr 30 mins

Friday 16 March, 7.30pm

TICKETS: £5

Captain Amazing

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SUITABILITY: 14+

LOCATION: Main Theatre

My Dad is a superhero. No one else knows but that’s cos it has to stay a secret. The second of Live Theatre and The Empty Space’s bursary winners.

DURATION: 1hr

Friday 16 March, 9pm

TICKETS: £5

Richard Dawson

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SUITABILITY: 14+

LOCATION: Main Theatre

A full length set with theatrical flourishes by one of the country’s most innovative and beguiling singer-songwriters.

DURATION: 2hrs

Saturday 17 March, 5.30pm

TICKETS: £5

Green Cabaret

LOCATION: Studio Theatre

H A unique insight into the world of Barry MacSweeney, the precociously talented but troubled Tyneside poet, written by Paul Sellar and directed by Steve Gilroy.

Budding writer? Then don’t miss the fantastic workshops and talks we have programmed alongside these performances. Featuring award-winning writers Mike Kenny (The Railway Children) and Dennis Kelly (Matilda) as well as the BBC writersroom and Soho Theatre you can pick up top tips from some of the best playwrights and companies in the business. To find out more please visit www.live.org.uk

SUITABILITY: 14+

DURATION: 1hr SUITABILITY: 14+

Monday 12 March , 8pm Get your brain into gear with Live’s Art s Quiz. Brin + Entertainment g along y our team of culture vu chance to ltures for a w of fantas in a host tic prizes .


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.

Parking

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. KEY Parking QuayLink Stops Metro Station

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