SCRATCH NIGHT

SCRATCH Night

The 
Arches 
presents

SCRATCH Night

Wed 29 Jun 2011 | 7.30pm | Pay what you can (or £2 ticket includes a 125ml glass of wine)

A new form to the anarchic, anything goes evening sees theatre companies, performers, writers and dancers take ten minutes to try an idea in front of an audience. Afterwards, the action moves to the bar, where the audience talks back.

The responses are not necessarily anything you want feedback on. They’re not necessarily things you want to take further. They don’t even need to be created responses; they could be ready-made. If you’d like to stand and say a few words or read from a book, it’s all allowed. These responses can be from 30 seconds to 10 minutes.

June’s Scratch line-up so far:

John and Gerry Kielty: Anti Musical
Rachel Amey: Because we think we don’t know how
Daniel Krass: Messages
Ali Maloney: In Lilith’s Garden

John and Gerry Kielty: Anti Musical

The Martians are an award-winning Edinburgh-based group of comedy musicians whose material has been described on many occasions as ‘anti-musical’. Who knows what is going to happen? The Martians don’t… and cannot guarantee your safety. Live, murderous, original music.

Rachel Amey: Because we think we don’t know how

“Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems to me more surprising than the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof” (Julie Moir Messervy)

Amey presents an exploration – using spoken word and poetry- of what happens when we come to the end of things, and need to look for the next beginning. It incorporates the beginning of the world, the control of land, food and hope, what we hold onto and and what we let go of, and how we move into something new when all we know is what is old.

Daniel Krass: Messages

Messages is a show about mis/communication in shifting contexts and situations. Theatrically, it seeks to explore the experience of voice and sound in physical and psychological space.

Ali Maloney: In Lilith’s Garden

In Lilith’s Garden is a rough sketchbook of ideas that are being developed for HYDRONOMICON, LABYRINTH OF WINGS and MALDOROR-TV. Cubist pantomime, splatter bouffon and Lovecratian clown are used to cloak fairy tale darkness over broken utopias and escapist culture, blurring the lines between comedy and blackest surrealism.

Ali Maloney (aka Harlequinade) is a performance poet drawing upon physical theatre and experimental art. For this sketching of In Lilith’s Garden he is joined by Owen Green, a sound designer and digital composer/improviser, with whom he also performs as Sileni.

If you’d like to scratch, please contact lj@thearches.co.uk