There’s a chance to see productions in development and give feedback on performances at scratch night taking place this evening (5 November 2017) at Derby Theatre studio.
The seasonal night offers a chance to see new work from the most exciting artists in the region as well as the chance to feed back on the development of the piece so far.
Taking part this time will be QUAD theatre company in residence 1623 with their performance of Lady M, where Shane Lynch, combining his passions for circus and Shakespeare, he creates an anxious tightrope-walking drag queen called Lady M. During the performance he explores his obsession with Lady Macbeth and her relationship to the women in his life and his identity.
There will also be a ‘a one person, kickass celebration of trans-visibility and self acceptance’ from Edward Day / Edalia with exploration of masculine and feminine. The performance is described as, “After two years writing songs and poems about gender, toxic masculinity, outdated notions of femininity, finding your place in the world and wrestling with gender dysphoria Too Pretty To Punch is an exploration of the wider world, exploring what it means to live and survive in between society’s rigid gender binary.”
Purple Theatre will bring work in progress Boxes. The theatre company are dedicated to exploring the world of race and gender neutrality, the ‘no man’s land’, as it were, of identity and with the latest performance explore identity and how we view others.
While Liam Geary Baulch focuses on climate change with production Sea Squad. “The project of artist Liam Geary Baulch has been performed internationally in multiple languages. As the sea’s temperature increases so does it’s mass, will we wait for the rising sea level or the rising of the masses before we act on Climate Change?”
And Split Lip bring Breached – “a visceral performance which explores adult themes and asks challenging questions about aspects of life which mainstream society values most.”
Taking place in the studio the scratch night is £5 and starts at 5pm. Tickets are available from Derby Theatre website or box office.