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Scratch, Crackle & POP!
December

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What’s Scratch Crackle & POP?

Scratch, Crackle and POP! is 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.

Deadline for applications are now closed. You can now apply for March 2019 – see here for more details.

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Fiona Clift – How to be Alone; A Monologue About Doing Monologues 

Fiona Clift, Scratch night, Poplar Union, scratch crackle and pop, East London, new writing

A one woman show about how solo performers deal with being onstage alone.

Cast: Fiona Clift
Written by: Fiona Clift
In Collaboration with: Mark Down

Fishbowl presents: Common Ink

fishbowl, Poplar Union, Scratch Crackle and POP, scratch night, East London, emerging talent, work in progress, support for artists

Five actors, a stack of books, and a story. This devised play takes us on one man’s journey through his memories. It’s playful, incorporating fun and fast paced physical theatre with a lively original score to bring this compelling tale to life.

Fishbowl’s Previous Work

Stop: A New Musical – winner: Best Score, Edinburgh Fringe 2017. nominated: Best Musical, Edinburgh Fringe 2017,
Mental Health Award, Edinburgh Fringe 2017.

Alice d’Lumiere of Truelove Tours – Making an Exhibit of Herself

Alice d'Lumiere - Making an Exhibit of Herself, scratch night, Poplar Union, East London, scratch crackle and pop, work in progress

At Poplar Union for the second time this year, Alice d’Lumiere is showing more verse work from her project in progress; “Speaking Out and Fitting In“. This time Alice contrasts what it means for her to try and fit in and be a “Sensible Middle Aged Woman” against her desire to make an exhibition of herself – or should that be “An Exhibit”…

Alice was recently asked to loan one of her performance dresses to a museum; a privilege she thought was reserved for the deceased and royalty…

Alice d’Lumiere is a Writer, an Actor and a Spoken Word Artist. She is also male to female gender fluid. “Speaking Out and Fitting In” is a work in verse and prose, with flashes of cabaret, in which she explores the wonderful, if occasionally counter-intuitive, position of the transgender / gender-fluid individual striving to both fit in to another gender whilst at the same time yearning to establish a unique, personal voice for themselves.

Co-commissioned by Colchester Arts Centre and Norwich Arts Centre, with support from Cambridge Junction and Poplar Union. This work has been supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Fan by Bryony Byrne

bryony bryne, Scratch night, Poplar Union, scratch crackle and pop, East London, new work, emerging artists

A solo show with elements of clown and physicality exploring the absurdism of football; the role of the audience and the comedy and theatricality of the game.

Bryony Byrne is a comedy performer. She has trained at Second City Toronto and The Free Association in London, where she still performs regularly at their Harold nights as part of the improv team Night Bus. Her debut feature comedy film, Akela, won the Best Screenplay award at The Golden Panda International Film Festival in Vancouver and she was also nominated for a Best Actor award.

Gobby Productions present: Gobby

Gobby is a one-woman comedic and dramatic play that explores growing up, self-awareness and the power of friendship. It’s a darkly comic telling of survival, and a lesson in how to throw a really good party.

Lancelot Chancel: Modern Man-Beast: Code Switch

Lancelot Chancel, scratch night, Poplar Union, East London, scratch crackle and pop, work in progress

The emerging artist and poet Lancelot Chancel was born on the island of Tobago and has recently published his first collection of 30 graphically illustrated poems in his book Modern Man-Beast ~ Vol 1:Roads less travelled. Lancelot has been honing his creative skills for over a decade and illustrated, wrote and published the book himself in August of 2018. Lancelot’s new book is aimed at starting intimate conversations about gender-equality within families and couples by exploring the hidden emotions, experiences and thoughts of men that they often hide from friends, family and even themselves; which may contribute to men feeling cut off or detached from the lived experiences of the women with whom they share their lives.

Thu 13 December 7.30pm-9.30pm

Free
Age range: 14+

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