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Six Twenty, a pioneering new theatre company present a double bill of plays at Live Theatre on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th February, full of funny and irreverent ideas about what it means to be human.

Award-winning Robin French is the co-writer for cult BBC3 sitcom Cuckoo, which stars Twilight’s Taylor Lautner alongside man-giant Greg Davies of Inbetweeners fame. These two short plays, from his very pen, carry on proceedings in this same slightly surreal vein. First up, Breakfast Hearts tells the story of two mismatched couples, determined to find love, who instead find solace in the art of cannibalism (well, half of them anyway, we imagine). The even less conventional Choirplay, we are told is an “audacious experiment in form and style”, in which a group of ten people set out to find the solution to eternal happiness.

The Six Twenty theatre company, based in Newcastle, has been set up to promote exciting and subversive theatre-making; French’s two plays were originally produced as work-in-progress showings in 2007, so this is the first time they will be performed full-scale. Boasting universal themes of love, life and cannibalism, there should be plenty here for theatre-goers to get their teeth into.

The Breakfast Hearts/Choirplay double-bill is at Newcastle’s Live Theatre on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th February.

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