Liberation - Three Dozen Writers Showcased from Scratch - At Fruit, Tuesday 11th October 2011
Scratch@Fruit #5, Tuesday 11th October. Tickets £3 on the door (or from Fruit website).
A host of new writing will take centre stage again at the now-regular Scratch@Fruit event. The fifth event takes the total of writers who have had work included as part of the script-in-hand evenings to 36.
Event curator, playwright Dave Windass, said: 'We've worked with three dozen writers in less than a year and that's an impressive amount in anyone's book. A number of producing theatres up and down the country will have worked with fewer writers over the same period of time.
'It's an absolute pleasure to be able to provide writers with a stage to explore their work and writers have made it clear to me how valuable it is for them to hear their words out loud in front of an audience, as well as to experience that audience reaction.'
The evening, at Fruit on Tuesday October 11, will contain excerpts and stand alone pieces by writers Joe Hakim, Richard Watson, Clare Jordan, Sarah Beasley, Ben McDonald, Bernie Laverick, David Pattison and Mike Metcalfe. Each piece has a running time of approximately ten minutes.
The evening is produced by award-winning Ensemble 52, the resident theatre company at the Humber Street venue. Performers are drawn from the local area.
Ensemble 52's Andy Pearson said: 'The event is well-supported by a growing audience, which is no mean feat in the current economic climate. In the coming months we aim to look at ways of improving the quality of the night and look forward to working with more writers and performers as well as further developing pieces of work for the stage.'
Dave Windass added: 'Fruit's a cracking venue and the right kind of space in which to explore ideas and try things out to see if they work. There's a relaxed, informal atmosphere and everyone involved, including the audience, is out to enjoy the experience.
So the conditions are right for writers who, in some cases, are taking their first steps in public or perhaps getting their latest idea on its feet. What we've created here, without any funding, is a test lab for work for the stage but, importantly, the onus is on having a lot of fun while we do it.'
Scratch@Fruit#5 takes place on Tuesday 11th October .
Door open at 7pm with the first performance at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced at £3, are available on the door and also
in advance from the Fruit website
(booking fee applies).
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