Talent spotting at Live

Published: 11 March 2023
Reporter: David Upton

Love It If We Beat Them at Live Theatre

Live Theatre Newcastle celebrates its 50th birthday with a year that puts new talent at the heart of its programme.

With major commissions going to writers and artists entirely new to Live Theatre, the Quayside venue sees four major productions offer a changing picture of the North East.

The 2023 season kicked off March 2, running until March 25, with Love It If We Beat Them about football, politics and the labour of love.

In May, Nadine Shah makes her playwriting and Live Theatre stage debut in To Be A Young Man.

Epic comedy The Cold Buffet by Elijah Young runs from October 5–28 and serves up a North East family saga with interpersonal tension.

Three Acts Of Love is a show for the festive season, full of music and drama (November 30–December 16).