Busy Season of Theatre in Manchester

It’s a very busy time here at New Live Theatre Company. As always we’re learning a lot, growing a lot and meeting some great audiences, companies and theatre pros along the way. It’s been a while since my last blog, so here’s a little update on what we’ve been up to at NLTCo HQ… In September we had VIP (winner of the Manchester Theatre Showcase 2013) in production – it was a great success and such an interesting show to work on, with a brilliant cast by an exciting young…

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From Page to Stage: The Waiting Game

Audience members don’t often realise how long it takes for a production to reach the stage before them. Sometimes it takes only a matter of months, but in many cases a playwright may have to wait years to see their creation live on a stage in a watchable, finished form. Thomas Ingham, the writer of ‘VIP‘, was one of the latter cases – we spent a mere eight months working with his script, but for Thomas it was a much longer process. Thomas first started writing VIP whilst studying Acting…

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Showcase Underway and More…

So, after months of planning, advertising for and reading scripts and two round of auditions, the Manchester Theatre Showcase is now well underway! We now have our new venue (3MT), 4 Writers, 4 Directors, 12 Actors and 3 Stand Up Comedians confirmed! There are a total of 23 participants in this year’s April Showcase – more than double that of our last showcase in July 2012! The details of who is involved have already been updated on the website but I’m going to be announcing the information officially throughout today. As…

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