Queer & Now
To celebrate LGBTQ+ history month a plethora of queer goodies are coming to Live Theatre in February.
First up is the reading of a work in progress from the brilliant Laura Lindow. This Journal Culture Award Writer of the Year 2019, was responsible for ‘Sawdust and Stardust’ at Live and the recent adaptation of ‘War of the Worlds’ for Northern Stage and to say that her latest is eagerly anticipated is an understatement (18 February, 7.30pm, £6).
‘Scratch Night’ is next up and will be an evening showcasing extracts of new work from queer artists from the north-east who were chosen from an open call out (19 February, 7.30pm, £6).
Written and performed by Alexis Gregory is ‘Riot Act’. This heart-breaking and hilarious one-man show looks at six decades of queer history taking in everything from the Stonewall riots to 1990s AIDS activism (20 February, 7.30pm, £6-£16).
Jake Jarratt and Cameron Sharp (pictured) are next up with ‘W*nk Buddies’. At a house party one dances to Britney, the other is alone having a drink in the kitchen – but they are heading for the same bed. Discussions of identity, class, sexuality and masculinity collide in a mix of pints, heels, dads, school, relationships, gay bars and dance routines (21 & 22 February, 7.30pm, £6-£14).
Finally ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’ is a panel discussion and Q&A (22 February, 2.30pm, £3).
Grab more information on all of the above from the website, below. Live Theatre, Broad Chare, Newcastle. www.live.org.uk