Casting announced for Live Theatre revival

Peter Lathan

The casting has been announced for Live Theatre’s revival of young playwright Nine Berry’s first full-length play The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes, which I chose as the Best New Play in my survey of the best of North East theatre in 2016.

The revival, which runs from 22 November to 16 December, will be in the Main Theatre whereas the first production was in the Studio.

Heather Carroll returns to play Rosie. Her credits include Shakers (Deaf Dog Theatre), The Asylum Monologues (AFHR where she is a resident artist and facilitator), Raw for which she was nominated for Best Performance in the Manchester Theatre Awards, Remains and Equal Partners (troublehouse theatre), Death at Dawn (Cloud Nine) for which she won a Journal Culture Award for Best Newcomer, Playing Up North (Library Theatre), Jonathan Likes This (Live Theatre) and has recently been appearing in The Crystal Maze, Manchester.

“I’m excited to be returning to my home town and Live Theatre this year with The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes,” she said. “Rosie is such an amazing part and I can’t wait to get started and rediscover the world of Rosie and Charlie.”

Charlie is played by Daniel Watson who trained at Project A at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle. His theatre credits include short plays Metal Sandwich, Preservation and Toil with Live Theatre, Walker Talks (Curious Monkey), Josh Green Posted On Your Wall (Gibber Theatre Co, 13), A Streetcar Named Desire, Greek and King Lear (Project A) and A Christmas Wish, (Drama North).

"I am absolutely thrilled to be performing my first full-length play at Live,” he said. “Over the past year I have been involved in a number of short pieces for 10 Minutes To… and I am looking forward to returning to perform at this amazing venue and can’t wait for rehearsals to start."

He replaces Dean Bone who this winter will be performing in another Live Theatre production, Patrick Marber’s The Red Lion with John Bowler and Stephen Tompkinson, at Trafalgar Studios in London.

The production will be directed by Live’s Creative Producer (co-director with Max Roberts on the original production) and will be designed again by Luke W Robson.