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Scratch, Crackle & POP! – Cancelled

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Unfortunately, due to circumstances outside of our control (but not health related), we have had to cancel Scratch, Crackle & POP on the 12th March.

BUT do not fear! Find out more about the next Scratch night at Poplar Union, The 10×10 Scratch Night with Aktualise Theatre, here


What’s Scratch Crackle & POP?

Scratch, Crackle and POP! is our seasonal scratch night showcasing the work of writers, performers and poets in the early stages of development, giving audiences a taste of upcoming and developing shows.


What to apply to the next Scratch, Crackle & POP?

If you’d like to apply to perform at our next scratch night, applications are now OPEN for our June edition! See here to find out more.

We welcome you to Scratch, Crackle & POP!, our seasonal scratch night showcasing the work of writers, performers and poets in the early stages of development, giving audiences a taste of upcoming and developing shows.


March LINE UP (cancelled)

Laura Lorenzi presents: 75 ways to say beautiful

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75 ways to say beautiful is about the effort involved in taking off the skin you have always worn. It is a solo that lingers between the comfort of complying and the desire to rebel against what is socially established.

Laura is a dance maker, contact improviser and argentine tango dancer. Her artistic practice is rooted in improvisation, and looks at reconnecting with a sense of honesty and intuition within movement.

Photo by Elsa Petit

Queen of Sheba International presents: Wiil Waal: A Sultan’s Riddle

Wiil Waal- Sultan of Jigjiga loves riddles. In his search for a wise man, he meets his match in a young lady instead. Sharing and celebrating Somali culture and literature through performing arts.


Debbie Bridge presents: Shirley Knot the Siren

Ever wondered what happens to a siren when she ages? Well, Shirley is here to tell you she is not willing to be put out to sea just yet…


Sandra Boom presents: Dio Xtatic

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Dio Xplicit. Xcessive. Xstatic. Genderqueer Dionysus in drag, stand up and dance, ‘cause if anyone knows how to do a festival it’s the Greek wine God!

Sandra Boom is a genderqueer performer, an interdisciplinary artist, and soon to be your favourite Greek Drag God!


Lizzie Smith presents: The Slaggiest Virgin in Town

18 year old Harri has moved to London for Drama School, and after being sheltered her whole life she not only believes in storybook endings, but she feels like she can find her prince charming… on Tinder

Lizzie is a recent graduate working as an assistant in a theatrical agency with a background in writing film. She loves stories that put females at the forefront and has recently completed a feature length screenplay.


Catherine Duquette presents: What if?

What if we spiralled out of control, purely through heartfelt hypotheticals? A potentially interactive meditation on anxiety. In the dark.

Catherine makes participatory works bridging theatre, game design, and social activism to explore the social forces that shape our contemporary experiences.