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Image: L-R Cameron Sharp, Jessica Dawson, Caroline Liversidge, Hannah Walker, Craig Fairburn, Steven Blackshaw and James Barton at Live Theatre (c) Mixtape, The Six Twenty

Quiz nights are great and it’s so fun to get together with a group of pals for some friendly competition, but they can sometimes get a little…dusty. Sitting around cramped tables with a carousel of drinks can lead to restless legs and fuzzy heads – and the thrill of chasing the win often ends with a disappointing below-podium position. But there are those who are trying to shake up the traditional quiz night structure, and The Six Twenty have come up with an exciting twist on the familiar that is proving popular.

Mixtape blends the best bits of a quiz (drinks, pals and head-scratching conundrums) with new elements to bring the laughs and entertainment. The quiz master is replaced by a comedy troupe performing sketches based on popular songs and it’s up to you to guess what they are. Their next outing is a Summer Sizzlers special at Live Theatre on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th July, where you’re invited to celebrate the warmer weather with summer jams and seasoned comedy that’ll prove for a much more energetic evening of quiz-based tomfoolery than what you’re used to. Dancing and sing-alongs are not only expected, they’re encouraged, as Mixtape’s creator and director Melanie Rashbrooke explains: “Mixtape is a celebration of all our favourite things; music, pub quizzes, theatre and comedy sketches. It’s about bringing people together for a fun night out, which I think is something we could all really do with right now. You can come as a team, play in pairs or (if you’re feeling up for the challenge) battle it out solo to try and win the ultimate prize; The Golden Mixtape.”

Mixtape: Summer Sizzlers takes place at Live Theatre, Newcastle on Friday 15th-Saturday 16th July, with further performances at Carnival House, Sunderland on Saturday 20th August and Alnwick Gardens on Thursday 1st-Friday 2nd September.

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