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Martha Hill in partnership with Alphabetti Theatre presents
Ruth Lyon - LIVE on the D'Addario Stage


Performance Time: 7:30pm

Covid-19 Policy: This production will have socially distanced tickets which will sell out fast, audience numbers vary depending on restrictions.  

Tickets:  Pay What You Feel (booking essential) 

Running Time: 1 hour (approx.)

Age Rec: 14+

Access: We regret that we are unable to offer captioned or audio described performances for this festival.

Ruth Lyon is a singer-songwriter of intense honesty and an impulse to say it how it is - full of stark self-reflection but also a knowing nod to the absurdity of life. Classically trained but with an eye for the catchy chorus and bright, pop melodies, Ruth sweeps from self-questioning piano ballads and lush string arrangements, to hands-in-the-air indie bangers.

With the rawness of someone who has constantly had to adapt to life’s twists and turns, her introspective and sometimes droll twist on storytelling brings up questions you never knew you should be asking.


In 2019, Ruth released her first single “I’d Give It All”(under the name Ruth Patterson) which received support from 6Music, Radio X and Spotify editorial. In 2020, Ruth cemented herself as one of the North East’s most important voices, when SageGateshead named her Artist-in-Residence.


Over the course of the year, despite being thrown into turmoil by the pandemic, Ruth released two more singles, the evocative “Sink or Swim” and “Somebody Else”, for which she received the PRS Women Make Music award, named as BBC Introducing in the North East’s Hot Tip 2021and was invited to perform at the prestigious Latitude Festival 2021 by the BBC.


Ruth also advocates on behalf of charities and organisations. She is an artist ambassador for Attitude Is Everything, a national charity that improves deaf and disabled people’s access to live music and she is an ambassador for Featured Artist Coalition- a nonprofit trade body that advocates on behalf of artists, and lobbies governments both domestically and abroad. Over the last year she has appeared on industry panels, parliamentary committees and international festivals, representing a voice of diversity and inclusion as the industry re-builds itself.