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The Scratch Festival by BA Acting
July 21 @ 19:30 - 21:30Free
Graduating BA Acting students present a ‘work in progress’ season featuring their experimental work made from scratch. They have created 4 short theatre pieces and 2 bite-sized films, taking on roles of writer, director, designers, and actors. The Scratch Festival invites audiences to join the conversation and give feedback to help the actors further develop their work into full shows.
The festival consists of:
- Contagion by Imprint Theatre Company: Human touch has become a thing of the past. An infection has ravaged the world. It infects those who have committed a sin and is transmitted through touch. It wasn’t long before the ‘infected’ were being rounded up and quarantined. The “sinners” you are about to meet each have a story to tell, and they are going to tell it.
- The Players of Deiudoné devised by Hideout Theatre Company: In a world ruled by a tyrannical king, a group of players are tasked with crafting a new play to rival the only one in existence. Touching on themes of power and creation ‘The Players of Dieudoné’ explores how we fit into the political wheel of life, and how much control we have of our future.
- A ‘Common’ Problem by Catherine Addy & Sophie George: combining verbatim and new writing, this challenging play examines what it means to be working class in 21st century England.
- The Real You by Helena Fox: Admin Ann wants desperately to find love and to be loved for who she is. The only problem is she can’t be herself for more than a minute so how is anyone going to love the real her? Which version of her should she choose? A night of speed-dating really puts Ann’s identity crisis under the spotlight.
- Until Tomorrow by On the Go Films. Two British soldiers, trapped in enemy territory, are visited weekly by a French woman. As time passes, their relationships, hope and sanity start to slip away.
- David by Flourish Productions: What if you could always watch, but never be seen or acknowledged? What would you say? How would you see the world? And when the world you know turns sour, what do you really have left to fill the void? Flourish Productions present a dynamic and experimental short film exploring loneliness and observation.
Suitable for age 16+. Some of the festival’s shows contain strong and explicit language and sensitive themes (including domestic abuse, sexual assault, drug abuse, classism, racism and poverty), sexual references, violence, death and sudden noises (gunshots). Parts of this festival contain strobe lighting and some potentially disturbing sounds.
These short films and recorded live productions feature students of the BA (Hons) Acting programme in collaboration with students on the BA Theatre Production and MA Stage & Production Management programmes. They have been rehearsed and performed in Covid-safe conditions.
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