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Fuses continues at Live

Published: 11 March 2012
Reporter: Peter Lathan

Fuses logoFuses, the 2012 New Writing Festival at Live Theatre, which opened last Friday, continues this week until Saturday with a series of talks, workshops and performances:

  • Write Stuff (Monday at 7.30 in the Studio): six short plays by 12 and 13 year olds performed by professional actors and members of Live's Youth Theatre
  • Document (Tuesday and Wednesday): talks, discussions and performances exploring documentary theatre:
    • Nicholas Kent (Tuesday at 5pm in the Studio): a talk by Nicholas Kent, artistic director of the Tricycle Theatre
    • Thirsty (Tuesday at 7.30 in the Main House): documentary piece by The Paper Birds about "Booze Britain"
    • The Prize (Wednesday at 9.30am in the Studio): presentation and discussion of Steve Gilroy and Richard Stockwell's forthcoming play about the journeys of disabled and able bodies athletes towards this summer's Olympic Games
    • The Tin Ring (Wednesday at 2pm in the Studio): a work in progress by Jane Arnfield
    • Top Tips (Wednesday at 5pm in the Studio): a masterclass for writers, from Henry Swindell, New Writing Manager at BBC writersroom North
  • The Parade (Wednesday at 7,30 in the Main House): BBC writersroom and Live Theatre present ten brand new short works-in-progress by the BBC's writersroom 10 group, which brings together some of the most exciting emerging writers from around the country. The writers include Live's own Paul Charlton (Crush, Fringe First winner at the Edinburgh festival 2009) and Rachel De-Lahay whose play The Westbridge, recently staged at the Royal Court, won the 2010 Alfred Fagon award
  • Soho Theatre Writers' Workshop (Thursday at 5pm in the Studio)
  • Just Watch Me (Thursday at 7.30): a reading of a new play by Phil Porter
  • Captain Amazing (Friday at 7.30 in the Main House): a script-in-hand performance of a new play by Alistair McDowall (Bruntwood Prize winner 2011), performed by Mark Weinman
  • Singer-songwriter Richard Dawson (Friday at 9pm in the Main House)
  • Green Cabaret (Saturday at 5.30 in the Studio, presented as part of Document): an insight into the world of Barry Mac Sweeney, the precociously talented but troubled Tyneside poet. A work in progress script in hand performance
  • Present: Tense (Saturday at 7.30 in the Main House, presented by nabakov): on Friday 9th March after PLAYlist four writers were given a news story to turn into short plays by Monday when directors and actors take over to produce them