Assistant Professor and playwright is recognised at national theatre awards
Assistant Professor in Humanities at Northumbria University and award-winning playwright, May Sumbwanyambe, has won recognition from the UK Theatre Awards for his latest production Enough of Him.
Traditional male gender roles still dominate in entertainment industry
The characters that actors portray in films, television and on stage conform too closely with traditional gender roles – according to new research by academics at Northumbria and Durham universities.
Iconic theatre company presents Without Us at Live Theatre
A new play, which has been four years in the making, will make its highly anticipated debut performance next week at Live Theatre in Newcastle.
Students prepare to REVEAL graduating exhibitions
Graduating artists from Northumbria University’s Fine Art programmes are preparing to showcase their work in a multi-site exhibition which includes Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and spaces across the University’s Newcastle City Campus.
Creative writing lecturer’s new play highlights elephant ivory debate
A Northumbria University lecturer, who is also an award-winning playwright and radio dramatist, is preparing for his latest play to be aired on BBC Radio 4.
Theatre founder and Northumbria alum named among most influential in industry
A Northumbria University graduate, and founder of Newcastle’s Alphabetti Theatre, has been voted as one of the 100 most influential people within the UK theatre and performing arts industry over the last year.
Famous faces prepare to take to the stage to bring a research-based performance to life
Award-winning North-East actors have joined forces with academics to showcase stories of true Geordie grit – and the dialect used by the generation behind tales from post-war Tyneside.
The art of social distancing - new project to explore how research and practice in the arts can inform social distancing policy in UK cities
Academics are to work with resilience planners from UK cities to explore how art and performance could be used to establish successful social distancing strategies.
Play provides students with new insight into terrorist attack
This Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing – a terrorist attack which left 168 people dead, more than 680 seriously injured, and a lasting legacy on the city.
Students take centre stage for new play inspired by the North East
Final year drama students from Northumbria University are preparing to give the debut performance of award-winning playwright Chinonyerem Odimba’s new work, Land: Beating the Bounds at Live Theatre, Newcastle from Wednesday 29 May – Saturday 1 June.
Shakespeare Club takes to the road
Iconic buildings and locations across the North East will play host to a series of discussions exploring some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays.
New talent takes to the stage
Six brand new plays, written and performed by a talented new generation of theatre-makers, will take to the stage this week for Live Theatre’s Elevator Festival.
Northumbria academic brings new play to the North East stage
It is 1666 and the plague has arrived in a small, isolated Derbyshire village. As hope and humanity battle against despair and superstition, we follow the story through the eyes of housemaid Anna Frith, played by actor, writer and Northumbria Associate Professor Jane Arnfield.
Northumbria students to perform at Northern Stage
Two thought provoking plays are being performed at Northern Stage next week as graduating Performing Arts students from Northumbria University, Newcastle stage their final degree shows.
Northumbria Performing Arts students take to the Northern Stage
Two thought provoking plays are being performed in the North East for the first time this week as graduating Performing Arts students from Northumbria University, Newcastle stage their final degree shows.