“Britain’s Most Influential Theatre”-The Guardian


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Starts at: February 04, 2014 19:30
Ends at: February 04, 2014 20:30

4 - 8 February (no show Fri 7)

Running Time: 50-70min (15 min interval)

Price: Pay What You Can


Freshly Scratched is held in the Council Chamber at Battersea Arts Centre and features artists and companies trying out new ideas in front of a supportive audience. Each piece is in an early stage of development and lasts no longer than 10 minutes.

Come along each night to see 6 artists taking risks and trying out new ideas, and help to shape the future of theatre.
Expect to see lunar missions and bread-making, blogging and bicycles; as artists working across a wide variety of disciplines share and test their ideas.

After the performances, everyone is invited to grab a bite to eat, have a drink in the Scratch Bar and discuss the evening’s events. We also encourage audience members to write feedback on each of the Scratch performances.


Scratch allows artists to test ideas and get audience feedback. Come explore and be the first to discover the future of theatre. Scratch on Twitter: #BACScratch

Tue 4 Feb


Cool Hunting
Now that’s what I call a tribute!

Phillip Payne
Living Room


Hope & Anchor
As the Crow Flies

Julia Voce
Ishbel and I

Chiel Busscher, Tanya Stephenson and Joe White
Pale Phoebe

Wed 5 Feb

Claudia Palazzo and Holly Blakey
On A Diet of Tinned Mackerel

Needless Alley
In Embryo



Rebecca Louise Collins
Vocal Spiel

A Cloud of Foxes

Paul Haworth, Alex Brenchley and David G. Lees
Poverty Failure Rejection

Thu 6 Feb

Lawrence Speck and Joe Wild
We are not vigilantes

Exit Productions
The Second Coming

Las Nanas de la Cebolla (Onion Lullaby)
Bésame Mucho



Dickson & Chalmers
Directions for Taking Control

Vicki & Milly
Giro: The Show

Sat 8 Feb

Naomi O Kelly and Christina Carty
Six Nuns Die in Convent Inferno

Matatabi Productions
My Parents

Rachel Lincoln
Lie Back & Think of England


Sublime & Ridiculous
In My Shoes; Dancing with Myself

Philippa Mannion
Gag Reflex

Plastic Castles
Bovine Intervention and Udder Things