Oh boy, we are really very excited about this! Here at the Lyric we have been wanting to start a scratch night for a long time, and when ArtfulScribe came to us asking if we would be interested in running a joint scratch night with them we jumped at the chance. Scratch & Spit will take place the last Monday of every other month (maybe a little different in the summer), and the format will be six 5-minute scratch slots (sign up on the night), then two more developed 10-minute scratch slots (to be pre-booked), then an interval followed by a headline spoken word piece.
To kick it off, we are starting on a pay-what-you-think basis with a suggestion of £10. Doors and bar open at 7 for a 7:30pm start. Bring cash!
The first headline act will be :
Performed by Stewart Taylor, directed by Anna Carr
Spillage is the story of one man’s attempt to claw his way out of chaos at work. In an office in the corporate world of L.A.P GILES, Dan is stuck in this cycle of pleasing everyone and trying to keep going. A cup of coffee is his sanctuary. But then the phone starts to ring. He says yes. He says he’s fine. He says he can deliver the presentation for Mr Giles, the CEO and some important clients. Even though it’s been brought forward, and now it’s just moments away. And then, he spills his coffee. All over his clean white shirt. And something snaps. He can never go back. Or can he? He glances at a Secret Santa joke present and suddenly he is discovering what SPILLAGE really means, through anagrams, through characters from deep within the realms of his subconscious, and through a spillage control presentation.
If you'd like to come and take to the stage for a 5-minute open mic slot, please arrive as close to 7pm as you can, and sign up with Rob Casey (the host) who will allocate slots, and if we are over-subscribed names will get drawn from a hat! If your piece is more like 10 minutes, please email Rob in advance to book: firstname.lastname@example.org
This showcase is developed in partnership with ArtfulScribe and Apples & Snakes as part of the DO:Write project.
Pay what you like (suggested £10)
This event closed on the
25 Feb 2019