What Is A Scratch Performance?

Scratch is a process which encourages participants of Performance Lab - our open-access, performing arts development programme - to test and develop new ideas with members of the public.
The purpose of scratch performances are to share an idea with the public at an early stage of it's development, to test new ideas and to consider the feedback from the to help shape the future of the piece.

Typically, visiting artists will share between 20-25 minutes of the work they have been creating during their time with us, followed by a short Q&A with the audience, more often then not, chaired by a member of Proteus staff. The sharing may take the form of a exert from a show, several scenes/ snippets of performance, an open rehearsal or a rehearsed reading of a script.

Upcoming Scratch Performances

Rough Cut, Thursday 11th July, 7.30pm

Rough Cut is a journey of discovery into the meaning of failure and success. In this hectic, ever changing world where we are all bombarded with ideas, images and influences, Little Soldier invite you to take a moment to stop and listen to yourself and find out what makes you really happy and content. It might feature the world’s worst motivational speaker, Lucha Libre, a battle with a golden staircase, songs by the Cranberries or poetry by Yeats. Or it might not.

From award-winning theatre makers Little Soldier who brought the sell-out Journey To The Impossible to the Creation Space earlier this year,  this work in progress will be the culmination of the first stage of development for Rough Cut, directed by acclaimed theatre maker, Ursula Martinez.

The Heroine Chronicles: Workshop and scratch performance, Friday 2nd August, afternoon (tbc)