Opening Night visits Newcastle, where presenter Sharuna Sagar finds out how local voices are being represented in theatre.
Opening Night visits Newcastle, where presenter Sharuna Sagar finds out how local voices are being represented in theatre... She drops in on rehearsals for 'The Last Ship', ahead of it's UK premiere this March. Written by Sting, the premiere will be a daunting step because it'll be a first look for audiences in the North East of a play about the shipbuilding industry in Sting's native Wallsend. Will the voices ring true?
Elsewhere, Unfolding Theatre is creating new ways of communicating in theatre. They're holding a 'thinking day', where they've invited inspirational members of the community to help develop their work.
Lastly, Sharuna will hear from Max Roberts of Live Theatre, poet Rowan McCabe and Curious Monkey's Amy Golding talk about what representing unheard voices means to them.