Scratch & Spit

This is the second of our Scratch & Spit open mic nights, in conjunction with Apples & Snakes and ArtfulScribe.

Scratch & Spit takes place at The Lyric on the last Monday of every other month, with the first half for people to scratch their work in progress, and the second half a headline show programmed by ArtfulScribe or Apples & Snakes. 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 the compere Rob Casey 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:

This month's headline show is...

'One Foot In The Rave' by Alexander Rhodes

A disillusioned 23-year-old Jehovah’s Witness finds himself ejected from a controlling cult and on to the ecstasy-fuelled dance floors of 90’s clubland. He is not prepared for what he finds. Alexander’s debut show is an energetic mix of Anger, Love, mind programming, self-realisation, Agony and total Ecstasy. Set in the hedonistic world of nineties clubland. It tackles concepts of self, society and awareness with the right blend of humour, a dash of inspiration and moments of genuine despair. One foot in the rave.

In 1976 Sean’s world changes for ever. Dragged into a doomsday cult, by parents who are struggling to find their own identities, the family are brainwashed into believing the end of the world is nigh. But the route to salvation is not as it seems... This debut verse play from performance poet Alexander Rhodes, is an energetic mix of agony and total Ecstasy. Set to a backdrop of club classics, Alexander moves effortlessly between the characters and scenes to deliver the chemical highs and pitiful lows.Expect wry observations, chemically induced inspirations and twisted logic.

Pay what you feel, suggested £10 donation. Doors open at 7pm for 7:30pm start. Bring cash! 
Age guide 16+ (contains drug and alcohol references)

This showcase is developed in partnership with ArtfulScribe and Apples & Snakes as part of the DO:Write project.

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