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the-betting-shop-poster4-skyTHE BETTING SHOP

The rush, the thrills, the highs, the lows have all been felt within these walls. Bet and Fred’s Betting Shop attracts clientele from all walks of life, but this isn’t your run of the mill London bookies. Scratch beneath the surface to reveal the hearty fortunes within. ‘The Betting Shop’ comes hot out of the kitchen […]


Stevie Helps Theatre Productions and New Live Theatre Company are pleased to announce dates for a regional tour of ‘Happyminds Hospital’, the latest incarnation of Writer/Director Stevie Helps’ mental health production. ‘Happyminds Hospital’ is the latest incarnation of Stevie Helps’ 5* production which has been developing since 2015. Previous carnations include: Dragged Up, Borderline Electra, […]

the-betting-shop-logo‘THE BETTING SHOP’ Premiers at THE LOWRY in 2019

  THE BETTING SHOP     The Betting Shop is a new play by Stevie Helps. The rush, the thrills, the highs, the lows have all been felt within these walls. Bet and Fred’s Betting Shop attracts clientele from all walks of life, but this isn’t your run of the mill London bookies. Scratch beneath the […]

Rachel Stevie Helps LowryRACHEL AT LOWRY 2018 SOLD OUT

We’re very excited for Rachel, by Stevie Helps, to be returning in a brand new special version for The Lowry Studio Theatre in Salford Quays in just under 2 weeks! We have been informed that tickets had completely SOLD OUT last week, so we have been in touch with the venue and they’ve kindly added […]

Rachel-2018-Hanna-Banner-VersionRACHEL Returns to The Lowry in January 2018

We are pleased to announce that RACHEL, by Stevie Helps, will be returning to The Lowry in Salford Quays on Saturday 13th January 2018. Tickets are now on sale via The Lowry Website. Produced by New Live Theatre Company and Stevie Helps Theatre Productions RACHEL is an extraordinary piece of stagecraft from Award Winning Theatre Practitioner/Director […]

RACHEL – Z-Arts Tickets On Sale Now

We are very pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for RACHEL by Stevie Helps. Showing at Z-Arts Theatre on 13th May 2017, 7pm.

Knitty Gritty TV Casting ManchesterKnitty Gritty Sitcom Pilot filming in Manchester

Manchester play to be filmed as TV sitcom pilot in 2017 KNITTY GRITTY is a new tv sitcom pilot which will be filming in Manchester in 2017. Knitty Gritty is based on the play ‘Love Shy Neighbour‘ written by Paul Kenney, seen on stage in Manchester, UK in 2011. The pilot episode will follow best friends […]

lowry-minds-a-labyrinth-choice7LOWRY TRAILER – MIND’S A LABYRINTH

Check out the trailer for ‘Mind’s A Labyrinth’ by Stevie Helps, coming to The Lowry on 8th November 2016!

Mind's A Labyrinth The Lowry Studio TheatreMind’s A Labyrinth at THE LOWRY

We are so pleased to announce that Mind’s A Labyrinth by Stevie Helps will be performing at the presitigious LOWRY STUDIO THEATRE this November! This special performance will also feature some exciting NEW CHARACTERS and not one, not two, but THREE RACHELS will be portraying the troubled lead role!! Tickets are on sale now via […]

lowry-minds-a-labyrinth-choice4New Manchester Theatre Play ON SALE NOW

When his wife goes missing, Stuart informs his daughter (Rachel) that she has committed suicide. Elliott first meets Rachel in her local pub, where he finds her alone and drunkenly singing her heart out on a table top to ‘Last Christmas’ – in April… like ‘a young Yoko Ono’. When her father arrives to pull […]

twitter-banner-gulliversBorderline Electra @ Gullivers, Manchester – Pay What You Can

Borderline Electra is a new play from Writer/Director Stevie Helps which debuted at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester in April 2016. Hot off the back of the incredible reaction at the Premiere we are pleased to be bringing the brand new show to Gullivers in Manchester for a special ‘Pay What You Can‘ performance! BOOK YOUR […]

Manchester-Acting-Course-for-Adults-Drama-Theatre-Stage-Classes1 YR Actors Crash Course @ Manchester Hub Drama

NEW: 1 YR Actors Crash Course – Begins 1st May 2016 and will run every Sunday 2pm-3.30pm ‪at the New Live Theatre Company / ‎Manchester‬ Hub Drama HQ office on Derby Street, Manchester. The Actors Crash Course, run via our brother training company, Manchester Hub Drama  (MHDrama) runs over 3 x 12week Terms. Over the […]

Borderline Electra Rehearsals - Photography by Steven McHughe_oTUNE IN: 94.4FM Tuesday 19 April from 5pm

Don’t miss us on Salford City Radio on Tuesday 19th April 2016 talking to the lovely Jill Bowyer on ‘Drive with Kaleidoscope‘ about all things Borderline Electra. Tune in to 94.4FM from 5pm.

twitter-bannerBorderline Electra Tickets on Sale NOW

BOOK QUICKLY FOR 21 APRIL – LIMITED TICKETS New Live Theatre Company are set to première their latest production ‘Borderline Electra’ this April, written and directed by the company’s Co-Artistic Director Stevie Helps, at the Hope Mill Theatre – the newest and hottest venue on the Manchester theatre scene. The provoking play is an almost […]

NEW-DG-POSTER12 Week Acting Workshops – ‘Damaged Goods’ Final Show

We have a brand new 12 week drama course beginning 10th January 2016 in Manchester with just a few places remaining. 12 weeks of acting workshops at Manchester Hub Drama which will work towards a final performance. The acting workshops will start Sunday 10th January 2016. As part of the Manchester Hub Drama Company you […]

SPOOK MANORHalloween Comedy-Thriller ‘SPOOK MANOR’ hits Manchester 26-27 October 2015

EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW ON SALE – PRICES INCREASE IN RUN UP TO SHOW – BOOK ASAP FOR CHEAPER TICKETS! A Perfect Halloween Treat, in collaboration with Manchester Hub Drama Mon 26th & Tue 27th October 2015, doors 7pm, start time 7.30pm When faced with losing their family manor to slimey Industralist Mr Landsby, the Hawke […]

Manchester Acting Classes for AdultsJoin Adult Acting Classes in Manchester this September

Manchester Hub Drama, our training brother company, is now accepting new student Actors aged 18-60+ to begin Acting Classes in Manchester this September. Applications are being accepted from fresh new talent and actors with experience. Actors from Manchester Hub Drama will be performing in their next Actors Showcase on Sunday 11th October at the Eagle […]


Our 1 day intensive ’back to basics’ acting workshop is returning this August to Manchester. The ‘Bactor Basics’ 1 day intensive workshop covers the basics of becoming an Actor and is ideal for complete beginners or those with some basic acting experience who are interested in working professionally in theatre & TV or those looking to build confidence. […]

Golden-Stars-BackgroundWriters Opportunities for Manchester Theatre Showcase 2015

We are excited to announce that script submissions will open for the annual Manchester Theatre Showcase on Monday 1st June 2015. The Manchester Theatre Showcase is a showcase competition founded by New Live Theatre in 2012 to provide a free platform for local Writers, Directors and Actors to showcase themselves to local invited agents, theatre […]

Dragged Up by Stevie HelpsDragged Up by Stevie Helps

We are currently producing a brand new, exciting piece of Theatre called ‘Dragged Up’. Written and Directed by our new co-artistic director and MH Drama acting coach Stevie Helps, Dragged Up is an ugly tale of love, devastation, manipulation and consequences. The death of a family. This dramatic piece of theatre features actors Kayla Huszar, […]

showcase-twitter-banner-NEW-webThe Manchester Theatre Showcase 2014

  We are so excited that the Manchester Theatre Showcase is returning for its 3rd year running and this year we are taking on a new, bigger venue right in the heart of Manchester off Deansgate!! We couldn’t wish for a better location. This year we are extremely pleased to be holding our annual competitive […]

Manchester Theatre Acting ClassNew Drama School in Manchester

After the successful launch of our new brother Drama School in Manchester, Manchester Hub Drama, we are very pleased to announce that we are launching a new range of adults acting classes later this month and in September 2014. Our new drama school now has its own dedicated website over at, so please head […]

manchester-acting-classes-drama-groupActing Classes for Adults in Manchester

UPDATE: Please note that the drama group has since evolved into “Manchester Hub Drama” acting school. It’s official! This week we launched our new little brother company The Little Hub Drama School! Strictly for Adults aged 18+, our Drama School is something a little different. When you become a member of the Little Hub Drama […]

Theatre True False GameNew Online Theatre Games Area

We have decided to introduce a few fun theatre games to engage our online visitors… these will all be accessible in our new Fun Theatre Games section. The first of our games is a short little TRUE or FALSE game called “Theatre Randoms“. Are you a Dramaturgic Virtuoso or a Whining Tortoise? Let’s find out […]

2014_POSTER1_webA Parson’s Tale returns to Bolton

This week one-man play A Parson’s Tale is set to return to Bolton, this time in the village of Little Lever! Set in 1895 England, A Parson’s Tale takes it’s audience on an enthralling journey into the past, highlighting how society has changed since the late Victorian era in many, often comedic, ways. Audience members […]



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