Archive Collection LV - Live Theatre Archive

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Live Theatre Archive


  • c. 1970 - 2018 (Creation)

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Archive Collection

Extent and medium

10 linear metres

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Scope and content

Papers of Max Roberts Creative Director of Live Theatre from 1986 to 2017 include his personal collection of Live Theatre documents including play scripts, photographs, correspondence, papers related to the grow and development of the Theatre at their Quayside location, as well as a substantial collection of leaflets and posters from Live Theatre performances.

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Further accruals are expected

System of arrangement

Files retain the same order as they were received and files of the same series have been placed together.
LV/1 Artistic Directions - scripts, research, music and recordings
LV/2 Performance Photographs
LV/3 Correspondence - personal and administrative
LV/4 Buildings
LV/5 Promotion and Marketing - programmes and posters
LV/6 Reviews and Recognition - press cuttings
LV/7 Annual Summaries

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Conditions governing access

Open with some restrictions (researcher interview may be required).

Conditions governing reproduction

Permission to make published use of any material from Newcastle University's Special Collections must be sought in writing from the Special Collections Librarian (email: and from the copyright owner if appropriate. The library will assist where possible with the identification of copyright owners, but the responsibility to obtain copyright clearance rests with the user.

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  • English
  • German

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Live Theatre book collection

Micheal Chaplin Archive contains material relating to his work with Live Theatre, including posters, programmes and press cuttings
Sid Chaplin Archive - includes correspondence, programmes and tickets
Val McLane Archive - papers of founding member of Live Theatre
Chris Madge Archive - photographs of early Live Theatre performances

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Preferred citation: GB 186 LV

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Archivist's note

This catalogue was created by Danielle McAloon, Literary Archivist, Newcastle Special Collections, 2020

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