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Scratch, Crackle and POP! – September

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We welcome you to Scratch, Crackle & POP!, our seasonal scratch night showcasing the work of writers, performers and poets in the early stages of development, giving audiences a taste of upcoming and developing shows.

Applications for our September scratch night are now closed. But why not book your place to come and support our line up!

Line Up for September’s Scratch Night!

7pm Lindsey Price: Bolero
I’ve heard it said that we live in a world where millennials are likely to have more than eight different jobs in their lifetime. As I think of this stat, I’m beginning to wonder if I’ve been making a series of misguided mistakes.

On the 14th of February 1984 Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean won gold at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. The following day, I was born at Wordsley Hospital in Dudley. Coincidence?

Of course! But the thing is, since I made this connection – this discovery – I’ve been thinking a lot about my career choices. You see, I’m not an ice dancer, I’m pretty sure I’ve never wanted to be an ice dancer, but my greatest fear of late that that I’ve missed my calling as an ice dancer!

 

7.15pm Michelle Mangal: The Gleaming Moment- Notes on Survival
Michelle Mangal is a writer and poet from London. ‘That Gleaming Moment- Notes on Survival’ is her first play exploring surviving everything life can throw at you- heartbreak, anxiety and unusual childhoods.

 

7.30pm Rob Adams: The life and times of George Gilbert ; Goalkeeper Extraordinaire
“Can Sport and Politics ever meet ?The piece tonight is the beggining of a journey asking if sport and politics can or indeed , will, ever meet. ..it’s light hearted and   a work in progress piece ahead of a full blown play emerging in time for next year’s World Cup.”

 

7.40pm David Gilbert: its a O
An autobiographical performance interweaving dance, modern jazz and abstract story telling with movement and visual installations. This is an exploration of how we, as individuals and even as a society, ‘take on’ our ambitions.

 

7.55pm-8.10pm: INTERVAL

 

8.10pm – TBC

 

8.25pm BOX. Theatre: Camp Be Yourself
Welcome to Camp Be Yourself, for those of you that can’t be yourself in real life, you camp be yourself here. This summer, American Camp Counsellors Emily and Betsy will help you figure out life while trying their darnedest not lose their campers, or their minds.

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8.40pm 40KM: Sound installation
A site responsive audio piece, which uses field notes, recordings and interviews with people in Poplar. The piece will be an evolution of Hugh McCann and Josh Barfoot’s project 40KM in which they did a continuous 40KM walk around the area of the host venue to gather the text and sound to make the show. This piece was made for Plymouth, Exeter, London, and New Mills.

We are now interested in talking with local residents and using archival material to create a richer piece of work. The aim of our work is to re-present the space surrounding the venue in a non-visual way, and allow audiences to rest their eyes and reimagine the area they live in. They use the second tense in text and aim to create a meditative, relaxing, and reflective experience.

 

8.55pm Cameron Cook
I am working on a one-man show which dynamically shifts between performative styles, moves between characters, and invokes a range of audience responses.

Like much of the population at the moment, I feel a pit of balled up discomfort inside myself. In some ways it’s like background radiation, passive and unnoticeable most of the time, though certainly there. This performance is an attempt to confront the discomfort, communicate it, share in it with others, to accept, comfort, and understand what it is – or at least try.

It is an eclectic, high-energy, low-budget one-man performance, spawned out of uncertainty, anxiety, and residual optimism about it all.

 


Want to apply to perform?

Applications are now open for our November scratch night – click here to find out more!