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Cast announced for Live Theatre's alternative festive offer
Newcastle Live Theatre
Thursday 8th to Saturday 17th December 2016
Written by Nina Berry
Co-directed by Max Roberts and Graeme Thompson
Live Theatre is delighted to announce the cast for the world premiere of The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes by Nina Berry which will take to the stage in the theatre’s intimate Studio Theatre from Thursday 8 to Saturday 17 December. Dean Bone from Gateshead and Heather Carroll from Newcastle will take on the roles of Charlie and Rosie, two people in many places.
From youth to old age, from Trafalgar Square to Chillingham Road, The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes will take a touching look at what it means to grow up, fall in love and how the tiniest, most seemingly insignificant detail can change eternity. Or then again maybe not. The production, which started life as a twenty-minute short play performed as part of Live Lab’s Christmas Adventures in December 2015, will be co-directed by Max Roberts and Graeme Thompson and is a beautiful tale asking if two paths in time can ever be the same.
Max Roberts artistic director at Live Theatre and co-director of The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes said: “This is the first full length play by Nina Berry, an interesting emerging writer from Newcastle with real talent. Her writing is distinctive, witty and contemporary and her play will provide a delightful alternative Christmas entertainment.”
Gez Casey literary manager at Live Theatre added: “Since completing Live Theatre’s Introduction to Playwriting Course in 2013, Nina has developed her playwriting skills with us through a series of commissions for Live Lab, the talent development strand at Live Theatre, our Youth Theatre as well as collaborative productions such as Rendezvous, commemorating the memory of former writer-in-residence Julia Darling, for which she wrote Words With Love, a critically acclaimed two hander also starring Dean Bone. Nina’s progression as a playwright epitomises the opportunities made available by Live Lab and the company hope to continue to support her work as it grows in ambition and scale.”
Playwright Nina Berry added: “Live Theatre is where my love of theatre first manifested itself, it’s also where I have been given the opportunity to grow as a writer with the ongoing support of Graeme Thompson, Gez Casey and Max Roberts and it’s an honour to be working with them on The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes. Seeing my first full length play come to life at Live Theatre, a place that I hold so close to my heart has been an ambition of mine since I first began writing and I am incredibly excited for rehearsals to commence.”
The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes is at Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne from Thursday 8 to Saturday 17 December. Tickets £10, £8 concessions. For more information or to book tickets visit www.live.org.uk or contact Live Theatre’s box office on (0191) 232 1232.