New Live Theatre is a small-scale theatre company operating in Manchester, UK. Founded by Paul Kenney, New Live Theatre produces brand spanking new shows and strives to showcase some of the best theatrical talent in the North-West.
New Live Theatre only work with NEW writing. In July 2012 Paul launched a new annual Theatre Showcase event which aims to promote local Writers, Actors, Directors and encourage networking and marketing-awareness in the Arts in a friendly and approachable atmosphere. As well as being a showcase platform, the event enables the discovery of new theatrical talent for the company to work with. From 2013, New Live Theatre will also occasionally facilitate specialist courses for Actors, from training to marketing workshops.
Our shows are currently being produced around Manchester and the North West region. We enjoy everything from dry Northern Comedy to Theatre of the Absurd, but overall we aim to entertain. If you have a script you’d like us to consider, please email us your pitch and an extract. We also pick up one show per year from our Theatre Showcase event. Whatever your area of interest, we’d love to hear from you!
Directors we’ve worked with include:
|Chloe Lang||Paul Kenney||Alastair Zyggu||Clare Barry||Alex Shepley||Gregg Scott|
Actors we’ve worked with include:
|Norma Kelly||Betty Webster||Bob Young||Julie Parton||Melanie Potts||Chris Graham|
|Katie Burgess||Hilly Barber||Caroline Warhurst||Haydn Holden||Hazel Mrozek||Lily Shepherd|
|Sharon Heywood||Karl Greenwood||Emma McMorrow||Jack Howard||David Degiorgio||Samuel Turner|
Kimberly Hart-Simpson, Lindsey Chapman, Ed Jaundrell, Hazel Bumby, Ian Barlow,
Rebecca Fenwick, Niamh Seery and Edward Hall, to name a few.
Writers we’ve worked with include:
|Paul Kenney||Thomas Ingham||Emily Chriscoli||Chris Owen||Mick Cooper||Matthew Smith|
Theatres we’ve produced in: Salford Arts Theatre, Robert Powell Theatre, The Houldsworth Rep Theatre, The Three Minute Theatre. We also visit semi-rural village and church hall venues throughout the North West region.
Interested in working with us?
Actor? Please check our casting calls page to see what roles are currently available.
Writer? We are interested in reading new plays by talented Writers throughout the UK with a view to producing in our next season. We are also interested in collaborating on new writing if you have an exciting idea. Aspiring Writers may be interested in entering our annual Theatre Showcase event, from which the audience selects their favourite piece for a full production. For further details, please email email@example.com
Stage Hand? Costume Design? Set Design? Sound and/or Lighting Technician? Front of House? Photographer? Film-maker? Composer? Whatever your interest in theatre, we’d love to hear from you. A good show requires a lot of work and we’re constantly searching for volunteers to assist us. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest. Sorry, we do not do work experience placements.
Want to produce one of our shows with your own company?
Some of our previously produced in-house shows are available for Professional Theatre Companies and Amateur companies to produce. Current scripts available: Love Shy Neighbour (Showing in Preston Summer 2013).
Please email us on email@example.com for further details.