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Live Theatre is giving a platform for emerging writers as they announce seven short plays selected for Your Voice: North East.  The productions, taking place from Thursday 23rd- Sunday 26th September and showcase writers and artists commissioned who haven’t previously performed professionally at Live Theatre, therefore offering a great opportunity for audiences to experience work by up and coming talent. 

The diverse lineup of new plays, tells the untold stories from those who live in the North-East, including Pints by Ellie Carroll, which follows Newcastle student Abbie who works weeknight shifts in the bar as a welcome distraction to her life. Vivek Nityananda’s The Big Welcome shows that sometimes we find answers in the most unsuspecting of places when Jyoti gets cold feet when she is minutes from a life-changing ceremony. gets cold feet. 

Becci Sharrock’s It Takes Two by Becci Sharrock tells the story of Anna who is out alone and looking to pull. Black Dark by Aimee Shields questions whether you can rebuild your dreams after moving? Through The Hurricane by Nick  Tennant looks at making mistakes in life and learning from them. Holly Readshaw’s Once a Dunstoner, Always a Dunstoner follows Georgia and her friend Maya who are taking a moment to appreciate their home and questioning life’s biggest mystery – can anyone ever leave Dunston? And finally, Catherine O’Neill’s Networking asks, why watch the TV when there’s so much going on in the street outside your window? 

Graeme Thompson, Interim Creative Producer at Live Theatre adds: “The seven short plays that make up Your Voice: North East are like tiny little windows into the lives and experiences of our community and region. Each one is really compelling and there is a big range of emotion to keep you entertained. We had over 100 short scripts sent to us for this production and choosing from the wealth of talent we have in the North-East was a tough job. But it’s a real privilege to  introduce audiences to new voices and to get people back to Live with this showcase of fresh  writing talent.” 

Tickets for Your Voice: North East at Live Theatre are available from £6 from or 0191 232 1232.

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