#MouthingOff Preview

Young people.
Funny young people.
Young people #MouthingOff.
Sound good?

Of course it does.

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Join in with more comedy at this year’s Youth Theatre Festival in the politically fuelled comedy game show #MouthingOff on Saturday 9 August.

Starting with three minute devised rants by each of the players (Sophie Atkinson, Stephan Mitchell, Kirsty O’Neill and Luke Taylor), the audience will see what is important to them before being exposed to the hilarious, hard-hitting unfolding of the intriguing game show rounds.

With special guest David Hopper – leader of the Durham Miners Union – we can see local interest, what would happen if David were to be in a room with Margaret Thatcher? Who is his Geordie Shore cast member? What does he think of Lady Gaga? The only way to know what questions David will be faced with is to turn up on the night. We can promise it’s going to be interesting.

The rounds are as follows:

The Rant

Double Speak

Hold the Front Page

Ask the Activist

Celeb or Pleb

The News for Twits.

With titles like those, you can see it promises to be a well-rounded night, not dissimilar to what you would expect from any other game show. Apart from the whole politically minded, engaging young people and all of that.

But don’t let all of this ‘young people’ malarkey sway your mind. We aren’t saying it’s going to be amazing because young people are hosting, not at all. We are simply saying that being able to see the leaders of tomorrow point out all that is wrong with the leaders of today – as well as a few disagreements along the way (I’m sure I heard some Cheryl Cole based arguments somewhere in that rehearsal room) – is a pretty cool thing to see this Youth Theatre Festival at Live Theatre.

Tickets for #MouthingOff cost £8, £6 concs and £3 for Youth Theatre Members. Book tickets and find out more.

By Fionn Oakes #LYTFest14 blogger

Right Here, Right Now blog take over!
To celebrate Right Here, Right Now, our fifteen annual Youth Theatre Festival, we have asked three young bloggers to follow the festival and report from the rehearsal rooms. For this year’s festival, Live’s Youth Theatre are creating four evenings of entertainment around the theme of current affairs.  The festival runs from Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 August.

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