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News: Newcastle’s Live Theatre Serves Up A Sizzling Summer Line-up

 Newcastle’s Live Theatre Serves Up A Sizzling Summer Line-up

Biscuit of Destiny Wednesday 20 July / 7.30pm 

Almost Famous Thursday 21 July / 7.30pm 

Fat Chance Friday 22 July / 6pm & Saturday 23 July / 2pm & 6pm 

Muff Said Friday 22 July / 8pm 

The Silent Treatment Saturday 23 July / 7.30pm 

Fables At The Kitchen Table Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 July / 11am & 2pm

Live Theatre is set for summer with a scorching line-up of shows including Mixtape Summer Sizzlers, exclusive Edinburgh Festival Fringe Previews featuring Biscuit of Destiny by John Hegley, Almost Famous by Rachel Jackson, Fat Chance by Rachel Stockdale, Muff Said by Your Aunt Fanny and The Silent Treatment by Sarah-Louise Young as well as a live fun family show, Fables At The Kitchen Table.

John Hegley
Photo: Polly Hancock

Audiences can catch a first look at shows heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe starting with poet and comedian John Hegley’s Biscuit of Destiny on Wednesday 20 July. This celebratory jamboree is chock-full of daft and deft wordplay, sing-along numbers, a selection of drawings and other curiosities. The collection weaves gentle fiction and fanciful meanderings around the letters or romantic poet John Keats, to reflect on the ordinary business of living and the wellspring of creativity and love. 

Almost Famous

Almost Famous by award winning Scottish comedian Rachel Jackson on Thursday 21 July, is a new wet your pants funny show about the times she thought she was so damn close…The Rock tweeted her three times ffs!

Your Aunt Fanny

The riotous all-womxn theatre company, Your Aunt Fanny return to Live Theatre on Friday 22 July with their latest offering Muff Said, a comedy sketch show that vividly captures a night on the town with your wildest, oldest, filthiest friend.

Fat Chance

Rachel Stockdale’s funny, politically powerful one-woman play, Fat Chance shows Friday 22 and Saturday 23 July. Meet Rachel – a 20-something actress from Boro whose true life experience of weight gain from size 8 to 18 takes us from audition nerves and throwaway comments to literally breaking a leg! Perfect for anyone who’s ever put on or lost weight, had free school meals and who feels they don’t fit. 

Sarah Louise Young
Photo: Steve Ullathorne

In the final Edinburgh Fringe preview The Silent Treatment by Sarah-Louise Young on Saturday 23 July, a singer loses her voice and embarks on an unexpected journey of self-revelation. Based on a true story, this is an intimate, funny, uplifting new solo show from the creator of An 

Evening With Kate Bush and Julie Madly Deeply. 

Fables At The Kitchen Table

Families are also in for a treat this summer, with Fables At The Kitchen Table on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July. Join storyteller Soph on an imaginative adventure from the kitchen table, as she brings some of Aesop's best-love animal characters to life. This live family show features 

beautiful songs, creative puppetry and a little bit of theatre magic – perfect for children aged 3-8 years and their families.


For more information or to book tickets for the shows go to or call Box Office on 0191 232 1232.

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