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Tuesday, 3 April 2018
Preview: My Romantic History at Newcastle Live Theatre
start for My Romantic History at Newcastle’s Live Theatre
My Romantic History
Newcastle Live Theatre
Thursday 19th April and Saturday 12th
have just started for My Romantic History written
by D.C. Jackson, a hilarious comedy about the love, life and
romantic entanglement of thirty-somethings Tom and Amy. Live
Theatre’s new, updated production of the play can be
seen at the Quayside based theatre between Thursday 19 April and Saturday 12 May.
Tom’s got a new job
and zero love life. But after getting together on a Friday night drink with Amy
from the office they start a whirlwind romance more like a category 5
thirty somethings, this laugh out loud comedy shows that there’s two sides to
every story, especially when your romantic history is ‘as complicated’
as Tom and Amy’s.
Theatre’s production of this award winning play has
been specially adapted for the North East and is directed
by Emeritus Artistic Director Max Roberts.
Roberts said: “D. C. Jackson’s My Romantic History is a superb
contemporary theatrical take on the genre of ‘romantic comedy’.
The play has proved to be phenomenal success internationally
and has been produced across the world which is a testimony to its
universality and broad appeal. Daniel has edited and updated his script
and allowed me to specifically relocate it here and now in the North East. It’s
been a hugely enjoyable process.”
cast of incredibly versatile and charismatic actors are all blessed with
brilliant comic timing - a pre-requisite for a play packed with laugh out
loud moments, a fast moving and compelling narrative that ultimately reveals a
touching and heart felt humanity that I believe will universally resonate with
our audiences young, old and in between. Our aim is to provide a
really cracking night out in the theatre that makes us laugh but at the same
time touches our hearts and reflects upon the all too fragile and complex
nature of love, sex and our need to be involved in relationships.”
The role of Tom is
performed by Brian Lonsdale, originally from Crook in County Durham, and who
was in the original Live Theatre production and tours of The Pitmen
originally from Tynemouth plays Amy, and makes her first appearance at Live
Theatre. Bryony said: “The play is wickedly funny and also really
relatable. It’s lovely to come back to the North East, and work
a theatre in which I grew up watching plays. That is so special and
incredibly exciting for me.”
McAllister who was in Harriet
Martineau Dreams of Dancingand A
Northern Odyssey takes on the other roles. Amy said: “I really
like how the play treats memory. It tells the same story through one person’s
memory and then through another person’s memory and demonstrates how wildly
different our individual perceptions of a situation can be.”
from the play take place at well-known locations across Newcastle including
pubs in the Ouseburn, Heaton Park, Monument Metro and Greggs and back drops of
these iconic locations in the play are projections of drawings by artist Ben
Holland (Low Moon Over High Town).
My Romantic History, suitable for ages 16+ and runs at Live Theatre
between Thursday 19 April and Saturday 12 May. Writer D.C.
Jackson will give a FREE Meet the Writer Talk after the 2pm performance on
Saturday 21 March. A Meet the Cast Talk will talk place after the
7.30pm performance on Thursday 26 April. Both talks are free
for attenders that evening, and will be made available to listen again on
Live Theatre’s website shortly afterwards at www.live.org.uk/talks.
cost between £10 and £22 with
concessions from £6. Young people aged 25 and under can now claim
concession price tickets from £6 at Live Theatre with proof of their date of
birth. For more information or to book tickets visit www.live.org.uk
or contact Live Theatre’s box office on (0191) 232 1232.