When researching our new play Tyne, about the river, we came across lots of great images of our river. Tyne by Michael Chaplin is on at Live Theatre, Newcastle…
We have confirmed two new cast members for Tyne, Nicholas Lumley, who starred in the recent national tour of The Pitmen Painters, and in Close the Coalhouse Door, will take the role of Ralph. Zita Frith who appeared in A Northern Odyssey at Live Theatre will take over the role of Kate. They will join other members of the original cast Phil Corbitt, Paul Dodds, Jane Holman, Zoe Lambert and Assad Zaman who all reprise their roles.
As a Native North East actor Phil’s has appeared in numerous television dramas based in the region including most recently the second series of Vera for ITV 1, Harry and Catherine Cookson’s Cinder Path. Phil other television work includes playing Rick The Builder in several episodes of Coronation Street for ITV, The Royal Today, Doctors, Shameless, Dalziel & Pascoe and Emmerdale to name but a few.
Zoe is delighted to be a part of Live Theatre’s birthday celebrations and shocked to find that she’s older than the company. She has been living in the North East for 18 years and has worked with many companies in the region, Live Theatre itself, Northern Stage, Open Clasp, November Club to name some. For Live Theatre she has done Tales From The Backyard, Cabaret, First Draft and Personal Belongings.
Victoria is delighted to be returning to Live Theatre to celebrate their big 4-0! Her theatre credits include: 13.1, Jump, Me and Cilla, A Nightingale Sang in Eldon Square, Lush Life and First Draft at Live Theatre, Two, As You Like It at Royal Exchange, Oh What a Lovely War!, Wind in the Willows, Hansel and Gretel, Pub Quiz at Northern Stage and Cooking with Elvis at Hull Truck.
Tyne is Paul’s first appearance at Live Theatre. Trained at The Oxford School of Drama, Paul's theatre credits include: Timon of Athens, Antigone, The Cherry Orchard, The White Guard (National Theatre); Of Mice And Men, The Bomb (Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster); The Monster Under The Bed (Polka); The Croak, Birdboy, The Bomb, Scorcher, Warrior Square (Action Transport); The Leather Boy (Chester Gateway); The Stones (Travelling Light); Thank God For Cod and This Other Me.
This is another from the collection of the building of the Tyne Bridge, that we selected the image for the play.. The images were commissioned by the contractor Dorman Long to record the construction of the bridge. The bridge was designed by Mott Hay and Anderson with R. Burns Dick as the architect and was built between 1925 and 1928.