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More often than not, if you view something on stage, it’s as close to finished as it will ever be. Actors performances may excel, director’s may tweak things, and where possible, a writer may take another look at a line or two, but it is what it is. We get to see bands grow, songs become more polished, comedians improve on working a room, but rarely do we get to see a play nurtured from those first shoots of creativity. ARCADE’s scratch night at ARC Stockton offers just that though, showcasing new work, with the next night on Wednesday 20th January.

It’s going to be a new writing special, as members of Writers ARCADE, ARC’s development programme for emerging playwrights, bring together rehearsed readings of brand new short plays. It’s a fantastic opportunity to see fresh new work from from a group of emerging writers. This month’s plays include Community by Scott Davies, Delay by Sarah Gonnet, Mhairi Ledgerwood’s Cracked and Medusa by Humira Imtiaz, along with a handful more up-and-coming writers.

Following the performances, audiences will be invited to help develop the work further, as they give feedback on the 10 minute plays they’ve just watched. The plays are directed and performed by students from Northumbria University’s MA Theatre and Performance course, so it really is all about watching some talented individuals take the first few steps into truly honing their craft.

ARCADE Scratch Night takes place at ARC, Stockton on Wednesday 20th January.

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