with a week of exciting new work
as it is shared for the very first time
Live Lab Re-Launch
10 Minutes to... is the latest addition to Live Theatre’s Live Lab programme, giving writers and directors the opportunity to forge new creative partnerships, be showcased at Live Theatre and bring their work to a new audience. The plays, which are rehearsed in just one adrenalin-fuelled weekend, include Trolley Boy written by Dave Raynor and directed by Anna Ryder, The Flight by Nina Berry and directed by Melanie Rashbrooke, Fold. Throw. Repeat by Rebekah Bowsher and directed by Morag IIles, Coming Home Party by Josh Coats and directed by Sebastien Fumoleau and After School Cake Club by Ali Pritchard and directed by Lewis Grey.
Founded in 2011, Scratch Night gives emerging and established theatre companies a forum to share short extracts of work currently in development and gain invaluable feedback from audiences and fellow theatre makers on their work. Many of the shows, first showcased at a Scratch Night, have now gone on to be developed into full length shows. Previous Scratchers, who have gone on to do great things, include Kieran Hurley’s award-winning Beatswhich enjoyed a successful run at 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Alistair McDowall’s Captain Amazing, which was one of the winners of Live Theatre and The Empty Space’s bursary award in 2012. Plus, in 2013 Alison Carr’s The Soaking of Vera Shrimp was also awarded the Live Theatre and The Empty Space’s bursary to develop her show into a full length piece which was showcased at Live Theatre last year.