*Live Theatre has not asked me to write this*
This was written on the 26th June.
Live Theatre is a hidden gem in the North East Theatreland, just along off the Quayside route. It is a hub that creates and nurtures North East talent, especially in the writing section.
As Live Theatre say on their website
Live Theatre productions Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, written by Lee Hall and co-produced with National Theatre of Scotland, won an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and has completed a West End and The Red Lion by Patrick Marber, starring Stephen Tompkinson, had successful runs at Live Theatre and on a West End transfer.
Though I have not reviewed many shows if any of their performances for my blog, I have been lucky enough to be a guest blogger for their festival Live Lab. Where I was able to review a couple of their shows for the website. Click here to read them.
It was a great chance to get my profile on a platform, see new theatre and network with fellow bloggers and theatre-makers.
Speaking of networking, Live Theatre was the first theatre where I experienced a press event. It may have been for juice festival I can’t remember as it was a long time ago but I was able to watch performances and interview the cast and writer. I was so nervous as I had no idea what I was doing or meant to be asking. It was exciting to be thrown into the deep end, I learnt a lot that day.
But of course, theatres are not open at the moment. We need to support our local theatre and live theatre are still working behind the scenes even though they are closed.
As they said on their Covid19 update
We hope all our friends, supporters, audiences, Live Youth Theatre Members, creative associates, volunteers and those we are yet to meet, are staying safe and well throughout these challenging times.
We will continue to work behind the scenes to ensure we are well-positioned to bring you another brilliant programme of plays, events and creative opportunities, once the doors to Live Theatre re-open.
I didn’t know that Live Theatre is a sustainable theatre, they are committed to sustainability and reducing the environmental impacts of world-class culture. They have 4/5 stars from Creative Green.
Creative Green is more than a certification scheme – it’s an international community of pioneering creative and cultural organisations, recognised for their ambition and action on environmental sustainability.
To learn more about this click here
It is a beautiful venue and it would be awful if it never opened again, Live Theatre is asking people to support them by Being a Friend or Donating. Click here for more information.
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