Scratch night

The Arches presents

Scratch night

Alex Fthenakis, Cat Hepburn, Lucy Hollis, Michael Panikkou

Tue 6 Nov 2012 | 7.30pm | £3.50 (includes 125ml glass of wine or soft drink)

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

This month’s line-up

The Air Makes Us Ill
Alex Fthenakis

Created with Russian-American writer and Pepperdine student George Kovalenko and performers Julia Taudevin and Sita Pieraccini, this one-woman performance piece is a response to the Pussy Riot Trial merging statements and lyrics from the band with music and original text.

The Best Man
Cat Hepburn

On a pivotal day of his adult life, Charlie Mulgrew chooses to relive a period of his adolescence. Through an honest and detailed narrative, the audience is taken on a trip into the mind of a teenage boy, revealing old fears and desires as well as what’s most important to Charlie in the present day.

No. 4
Lucy Hollis and Samuel Keefe

A young woman, nervous and excited, enters Room 12:43. Once inside, it looks certain that her expectations for the evening will not be met. Despite this, she decides to stay. But it soon becomes clear that there is an unexplained presence inside the room with her…

My Dad’s not Superman
Michael Panikkou

A man reminisces on his childhood and the impact it’s had on the relationship with his own son in this comic and playful piece of narrative theatre, written by Michael Pannikkou and performed by Chris Alexander.

Get involved

Scratch is the Arches’ way of giving companies, performers, writers, dancers and visual artists – basically, artists from any genre – a chance to try out a new idea in front of an audience.

Each quarterly event attracts an audience of theatre makers, performance artists, creatives and industry professionals who are all on hand to give you feedback in the break, and afterwards in the bar. Previous performers have gone on to develop their pieces at Arches LIVE and elsewhere.

Your piece should last 10 minutes, and some rehearsal space may be available for artists subject to availability.

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