About

We are The Six Twenty, a Newcastle-based theatre company; making work that’s bold, immersive and fun. Creating conversation and bringing people together for a great night out. We create dynamic new work and playful re-imaginings of classic and contemporary plays.

Setting fire to what theatre can be, we often fuse new writing, live music & devised theatre together to make shows that are relevant and responsive to the modern world.

Touring throughout the UK to theatres, outdoor spaces and unexpected places; we work with an ever-changing ensemble of performers, writers, creatives and theatre-makers.

The Six Twenty is a Live Theatre Associate company.

The Six Twenty Team

Melanie Rashbrooke – Artistic Director

Melanie founded The Six Twenty and is the company’s Artistic Director. She’s a director / producer / writer. As a director, she’s created work for venues including Live Theatre, Northern Stage & Alphabetti Theatre (Newcastle), ARC (Stockton), Alnwick Playhouse, Arts Centre Washington & The Underbelly (London/Edinburgh). Melanie began her career at Theatre503, is a Live … Continue reading Melanie Rashbrooke – Artistic Director

Craig Spence – Production Manager

Craig is The Six Twenty’s Production Manager. He also works as a technician at Live Theatre and a freelance sound & lighting designer. For Live Theatre Craig was sound designer on Red is the New Blue, The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes and the Live Lab Elevator festival. Other credits include Mixtape (Live Theatre and Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe) FANS (UK … Continue reading Craig Spence – Production Manager

Collaborators & Associate Artists