THE critically acclaimed play The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes by Nina Berry returns to Live Theatre this winter following its sell out success in December 2016.

The play, which features many well known Newcastle locations including Chillingham Road and Heaton Park, is performed in the theatre’s intimate Studio and, following last night's curtain raiser, runs until mid-December.

From youth to old age, from Trafalgar Square to Chillingham Road, The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes takes a touching look at what it means to grow up, fall in love and how the tiniest, most seemingly insignificant detail can change eternity.

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Or then again maybe not.

Nina Berry, writer, said: “Seeing my first full length play come to life at Live Theatre last year, was an ambition of mine since I first began writing, and I was delighted that audiences and critics loved the show. I am overjoyed that after its success last year that it is returning with new cast member, Daniel Watson, and with additional visuals from The Media Workshop and can be seen by wider audiences this year.”

The production, which started life as a 20-minute short play performed as part of Live Theatre’s Christmas Adventures in December 2015, was then co-directed by Max Roberts and Graeme Thompson in 2016.

This year Graeme is directing the piece which is a beautiful tale asking if two paths in time can ever be the same.

Graeme Thompson, Creative Producer at Live Theatre and the play’s director said: “Live Theatre has been working with Nina Berry through our talent development scheme over the past few years, and we were very proud that her first full length play was staged here at Live Theatre last year, gaining a 5 star review from The Guardian, an almost unprecedented success for a debut play. It has been a delight to bring The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes back to Live Theatre and to work with the creative team to develop it further.”

Heather Carroll will be reprising her role as Rosie. She will be joined by Daniel Watson who will be making his first full length debut at Live Theatre. Daniel, who is a graduate of Project A at Theatre Royal Newcastle, will play Charlie. Daniel replaces Dean Bone who is currently on stage in the West End in his role as Jordan alongside Stephen Tompkinson and John Bowler in Live Theatre’s production of Patrick Marber’s The Red Lion which has transferred from Newcastle to Trafalgar Studios, London.

Heather Carroll said: “I’m excited to be returning to my home town and Live Theatre this year with The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes. Rosie is such an amazing part written by Nina and I can’t wait to get started and rediscover the world of Rosie and Charlie.”

Daniel Watson added: "I am absolutely thrilled to be performing my first full length play at Live Theatre. Over the past year I have been involved in a number of short pieces for 10 Minutes To.. and I am looking forward to returning to perform at this amazing venue and can’t wait for rehearsals to start."

  • The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes, Live Theatre, Newcastle. Until Saturday, December 16. Tickets £10-£18, £12-£16 for over 60s and other concessions from £6 to £10. Tickets at www.live.org.uk or contact Live Theatre’s box office on (0191) 232 1232.