Mixtape Rock n’ Roll at Live Theatre
Mixtape is altering the theatre circuit with their bite-sized micro-plays inspired by music. Part theatre show and part pop quiz Mixtape is the perfect night out for theatre, music and pub quiz fans. Conceived by theatre director Melanie Rashbrooke, Mixtape is a night of theatrical madness written and performed by some of the most exciting writers and theatre makers in the north east.
After a succession of sell-out shows at Live Theatre and a successful festival tour in 2014 (to the Secret Garden Party, Hijack and Larmer Tree Festival) Mixtape are back presenting their sketches at Newcastle’s premiere new writing venue Live Theatre. Due to popular demand Mixtape has now moved from Live Theatre’s Studio Theatre into the Main Theatre.
The Rock n’ Roll Jukebox performers include Newcastle based actors James Barton, Steven Blackshaw, Amy Foley, Chris Foley, Lewis Jobson, Caroline Liversidge, Katie Powell and Zoe Hakin. The writers for this edition include Melanie Rashbrooke (the company’s founder), Lee Mattinson, Nina Berry and Stu Nimmo.
Get your Teddy boy swagger on and rock around the clock with the Mixtapers on Friday 20 March.
Plus, on Friday 22 May Mixtape return to Live Theatre to celebrate solo stars. Audiences will be tested to see if they know Sting from Madonna and Michael Jackson from Lady Gaga.
Reviews of past gigs
‘Innovative, imaginative, inventive, entertaining, that‘s an evening at a Mixtape event…The stage sparkled with creative talent and abounded with endless energy and dynamic delivery; most pieces were like a shot in the arm with an occasional calming, sedate one, so delivering a balanced evening’s entertainment. Laughter came thick and fast from the full, appreciative audience. The evening proved to me, yet again, the incredible amount of creative talent the area has.’
The audience was caught up in an exhilarating whirlwind of quick-fire sets, which were beautifully paced throughout. works really well. I had a brilliantly entertaining night and my companion left with the coveted Golden Mixtape, so all in all, a huge thumbs-up’
‘Theatre director Melanie Rashbrooke is onto a winner with this concept and the inclusion of both young writers and performers is one which pleases me; giving young people a platform to show off their talents results in a funny, clever, well thought out evening of new theatre.’
‘Love, love, love it! I’ve never been to anything quite like it. You’ve made a fan out of me!’
Performers: James Barton, Amy Foleyand Steven Blackshaw