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This April, Newcastle’s Live Theatre will enjoy many a cause for celebration. Playing host to the world premieres of two shows from renowned playwrights, the venue has put together a fantastic bill that could include some of the best theatre 2015 will see.

Early in the month, Paddy Campbell, the writer behind the fantastically-acclaimed Wet House, will return to Live Theatre with his second full-length work, Day Of The Flymo (Wednesday 8th until Saturday 11th April). Informed by knowledge he gained while working in a children’s home, the show explores how the lives of young people are affected when their families fall apart.

Excitingly, the production will see three young actors from Live’s Youth Theatre take to the stage. The youngsters – aged between 13 and 17 – will be supported by a professional cast and showcase some of the brilliant talent that the youth theatre harbours.

What Falls Apart is a very different show by Torben Betts (Wednesday 22nd April until Saturday 16th May). Dubbed a ‘tragi-comedy’, the show follows Tom Savage, an ex-Labour minister, in the lead-up to what could be the most important General Election for a generation. Having been sent to win over a North East constituency, he finds himself in a Tyneside hotel bar with a newly-teetotal barman and a “criminally attractive” woman. But what does this mean for Savage? Only the performance will tell.

By bringing such brilliant writers to the region, Live Theatre is thoroughly spoiling theatre-goers of the North East over the coming months. Securing two world premieres is quite the feat and it’s the audiences that will, no doubt, reap the awards.

Day Of The Flymo is at Live Theatre from Wednesday 8th until Saturday 11th April and What Falls Apart visits the Newcastle theatre from Wednesday 22nd April until Saturday 16th May.

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