Our Scratch Nights offer the chance to showcase a selection of new work from the most exciting artists in the region. This is a chance for local artists to try out new ideas in front of a live audience and for an audience to feed into the development of the next big thing. Come along to get inspired or to just enjoy a great evening of new and exciting writing.
Scratch Night Line-Up:
Georgia Kelly is a playwright & producer based in Coventry. ‘SICK’ is their semi-autobiographical one-man-play about growing up working-class, queer, and mental in the Midlands, and what happens when all your dysfunctional chickens come home to roost.
Strange Futures – Strange Futures is a neurodiverse-led company that makes humorous contemporary performance about environmental concerns. Our recent touring show, The Endling, explored species extinction, in a way that was “surreal, silly, and sombre – all at the same time” according to our 4-sta review from The Stage, which also said “This is something seriously exciting…Strange Futures is definitely a company to keep an eye on”.
The Tree Rings is our current performance project in development. Trees hold stories: the rings within a tree’s trunk are story archives of changes and events in our environment, but for many people trees also hold personal stories and memories, folk tales and myths. What if they could tell those stories? What if a tree could ring you? What would it tell you? What secrets would you tell it?
A gig-theatre-pop-rock musical about identity, music and growing up in the Midlands, Fat Tongue follows a lonely teenager who overcomes a debilitating stammer through music.