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Monday 20 May 2024

North East Theatre

Autism takes centre stage

As a parent of autistic children, writer Jill Franklin has spent many years seeing how they have been misunderstood while trying to find a way through systems which weren’t built with them in mind. “As the saying goes, if you’ve met one autistic person, you’ve met one autistic person,” she says talking about her award-winning …

Live Theatre in Newcastle is a nationally-recognised centre for new writing

Talented writers take centre stage

A trio of North East writers can be found at the centre of Live Theatre’s 2024-25 season. The Bounds, a co-production with the Royal Court by Northumberland writer Stewart Pringle; the first stage adaptation of cult horror film Saint Maud by Sunderland writer Jessica Andrews; and Middlesbrough writer Ishy Din’s Champion about Muhammad Ali’s historic …

Review: The Last Quiz Night on Earth

With Earth in the path of a celestial cue-ball approaching with Ronnie O’Sullivan style velocity, and the apocalypse therefore seemingly assured, what would you do? “Rush out and buy all the toilet paper I can find,” quipped one wag on Twitter (formerly X) recently. Having asked herself the question, Newcastle playwright Alison Carr came up …

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