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Interview with Bea Roberts, writer of And Then Come The Nightjars

Writer Bea Robert is interviewed about And Then Come The Nightjars, her award-winning play that launches its new national tour at Live Theatre in September. The script for And Then Come The Nightjars was selected from 1500 scripts as winner of the Theatre503 Playwriting Award and the play received fourteen ★★★★ and ★★★★★ reviews and six Off West End nominations including … Continue reading Interview with Bea Roberts, writer of And Then Come The Nightjars

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Review: Who Cares

Who Cares was a presentation of two plays by Holly Reed Macrae about young carers – Kaleidoscopic and Anti-Gravity. Kaleidoscopic was a play about the realities of being a young carer, acted out by the young carers themselves. On a set created from cardboard boxes the young people acted out a variety of characters, at … Continue reading Review: Who Cares

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A Word From Lizi Patch, the Writer of Punching the Sky

Porn, parenting and peer pressure. Without sex we wouldn’t exist. Without sex I wouldn’t have a son Why can’t we talk to our young people about how sex and relationships work? A million love songs later and we still don’t have the vocabulary to explain the things that actually matter to the people who need … Continue reading A Word From Lizi Patch, the Writer of Punching the Sky

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Iris Review

Review of Iris by our guest blogger Ryan Watson. Warning it contains some spoilers! Iris, written by Alison Carr, is on at Live Theatre until Saturday 30 April. Find out more ‘Blood, Shit, Eyeballs’ Early in the second half of Iris there’s a really weird little scene in which the three lead characters are in … Continue reading Iris Review

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Introducing our June blogger: Sarah Gonnet

Hello! I’m Sarah Gonnet and I’m Live Theatre’s resident blogger for June. My writing journey began at Live Theatre three years ago when I attended their Introduction to Playwriting course and then the Writer’s Group. Since then I have written a number of short plays and curtain openers for theatres across the North. This year I … Continue reading Introducing our June blogger: Sarah Gonnet

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Review: Mobile

Mobile is one of those highly imaginative plays that you want to get lost inside more than once. Talking household appliances and dreams of space travel are all part of the show. Once the play really starts and the nine members of the audience climb into the caravan there is a complete immersion to be … Continue reading Review: Mobile

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A Word from the Director / Co-Producer of Punching the Sky Mark Hollander

When someone asks you for help you try to help – right? So, when Lizi Patch asked me for help during the second stage of development of her production Punching The Sky, I offered my time and support. Easy. Someone calls and you respond, positively and constructively. But when Lizi called out for support on the … Continue reading A Word from the Director / Co-Producer of Punching the Sky Mark Hollander

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Loving Lists by Rachel Briscoe (Creative Director, fanSHEN)

fanSHEN’s Creative Director Rachel Briscoe tells us about their new show List for the End of the World, which won the 2015 Live Lab and The Empty Space Bursary.  A work-in-progress showing will take place as part of Live Lab Elevator on Tuesday 11 February in Live Theatre’s Main Theatre.  I love lists. I really don’t … Continue reading Loving Lists by Rachel Briscoe (Creative Director, fanSHEN)

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26th May 2016

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A word from The Paper Birds Director: Jemma McDonnell

Click above to view the show’s trailer  From Wednesday 8 to Sunday 26 June join us for the World Premiere of The Paper Birds new show Mobile. Step inside an ordinary looking caravan and see a treasure trove of magic and digital wizardry. Where the kettle talks, cupboards open to reveal pop up worlds and the whole caravan … Continue reading A word from The Paper Birds Director: Jemma McDonnell

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A Word from Max Roberts

Our Ladies… is about six girls on the cusp of change. It follows the choir’s trip to Edinburgh as it goes badly wrong when love, lust, pregnancy and death all spiral out of control in a single day. The soundtrack of classical music and pop rock includes music by Handel, Bach and ELO, is sung sublimely by the six cast members and performed by an all-female band.

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