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Stage Editorial

clearwhitenew.jpg Clear White Light strikes twice
 

‘Clear White Light’ at Live Theatre was one of the theatrical events of 2018 and, what do you know, it’s back again this autumn.

Last year people flocked to ‘Clear White Light’ drawn, no doubt, by the many disparate elements that came together to produce such an adventurous piece of theatre. The story concerns Alison who is heading for her first shift at St. Nicolas’s Hospital in Gosforth. She’s nervous. It’s a night shift on an all-male psychiatric unit and she hasn’t finished her training yet. But Rod, the senior staff nurse, seems to know what to do... Inspired by Alan Hull’s time working at St. Nick’s the play features many of the hits he wrote for Lindisfarne including ‘Winter Song’, ‘Lady Eleanor’ and ‘Clear White Light’ (the songs are played live on stage by a band that includes original band members Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell). Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s classic ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ this is gothic drama that should not be missed.

Clear White Light, Thursday 19 September-Saturday 12 October, Live Theatre, Newcastle, 7.30pm (plus matinees selected days), £12-£26.www.live.org.uk