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It’s not that often that lawnmowers get star billing in the name of a play, but when you’ve got a play produced by Newcastle’s Live Theatre, you know that it’s going to be something a little bit out of the ordinary. Day of the Flymo promises to be just that.

Directed by Live Theatre regular Paul James, the second full-length play written by Northern Irish playwright Paddy Campbell is drawn from 8 years of experience working in children’s homes and looks at “the mechanisms that swing into action when social services step in.” His first play, the gritty and hard hitting Wet House, was well received as part of the Live Theatre’s 40th anniversary celebrations back in 2013 and it has gone on to perform at the Soho Theatre in London. If Wet House is anything to go by, Day of the Flymo is sure to be a poignant mix of comedy and pathos.

Heading up the cast are professional actors Jill Dellow and Akemnji Ndifornyen but it’s the junior cast members that you should be really looking forward to seeing. Tezney Mulroy, Kalem Patterson, and Sophie Pitches represent the Live Theatre’s ever talented youth branch and for all we know we could be watching future stars in the making.

Day of the Flymo comes to the Live Theatre, Newcastle between Wednesday 8th April and Saturday 11th April.

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