Newcastle’s Live Theatre, well known for its leading force in the creation of new plays, to turn attention to the wider world with a series of readings of key international plays and artists at its Quayside venue.
Stage and screen actor Toby Jones returns to Live Theatre on Sunday 28 May at 4pm for a sold out reading of American playwright Wallace Shawn’s, The Fever.
The Fever is a monologue delivered in a hotel room exploring power and privilege with an acerbic sense of humour.
Jill Halfpenny to read play The List on Wednesday 7 June at 7.30pm.
The List is a one woman play by Canadian writer Jennifer Tremblay
It tells the compelling story of a mother’s possible accountability in the death of her neighbour.
The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek
Play, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, never performed in the UK, is by writer South African Athol Fugard.
Athol Fugard is one of the most significant international playwrights in theatre history.
He remains one of the worlds most performed dramatic writers.
The play explores the subject of creativity in later life and how art can help define the life stories of those.
The reading will be performed by Tyrone Huggins, Jessica Johnson and rising local star Kema Kay on Sunday 11 June 4pm.
Live Theatre is well known for its world class plays.
The venue discovers, and develops emerging theatre makers and creates high quality, contemporary plays that are socially engaging, entertaining and steeped in the questions and issues of today.
Live Theatre reflects the wide range of backgrounds and culture within the North East and champions work from the region.
It has been doing this for 50 years.
For further information on Live Theatre’s 50th Birthday season and to book tickets see www.live.org.uk
This article is based on a Press Release.