Unfortunately, Ffwrnes Scratch Night on 2 April is being postponed due to the current situation with coronavirus. We will contact ticket bookers directly with more information.
Scratch nights are an opportunity for artists to try new ideas, different styles and raw concepts.
They might ask for feedback to help shape their next phase of development or just see how it feels to perform their work in front of a live audience for the first time.
This April we’re hosting a series of four Scratch nights, each with at least three pieces.
Take a chance on something new and book your seat for just £1 – then bring along some cash and ‘Pay What You Feel’ at the end of the night with 100% of the donations going directly to the artists.
Othniel Smith – A Nervous Breakdown by Anton Chekhov
A Nervous Breakdown is an adaptation of Chekhov’s short story about Grigori, a law student in Moscow who suffers a psychotic episode after spending a supposedly jolly evening visiting brothels with two of his university friends.
Othniel Smith will direct this rehearsed reading of a solo piece which, although written in the late 19th century, speaks to contemporary concerns of mental health, sex trafficking and masculinity in crisis.
Good cop bad cop – Spoiler Alert!
The ‘Spoiler’ has been almost impossible to avoid since the internet age began. Spoilers for blockbuster films, soap operas and novels can be found everywhere online. How do you avoid hearing or reading about the plot-twists and cliff-hanger endings that make fiction so enjoyable?
Good cop bad cop want to examine this phenomenon. How much information giveaway is too much? At what point does it start to 'spoil'?
Like nasty internet trolls, they want to see how they can spoil it all for everyone. Tell it all, give away all the secrets, all the plot twists... Enact it, demonstrate it, argue about it, shout it out from the rooftops. Even give away the plot twists of their own show, revealing the best bits way before they happen!
Infinite Jest – A-Y
A-Y is a bilingual play that deals with communication and human emotion. We are invited in to Carys and Clive’s Welsh language lesson; but not all is as it seems as we explore their tragic past.
Infinite Jest is a new theatre company dedicated to presenting innovative productions from new and established writers. They are made up of past winners of the Glamorgan One Act Festival and have competed in the Welsh Final of the One Act Plays Festival.
Scratch nights are part of our commitment to nurture talent in Wales, provide a platform for new voices and fuel fresh trains of thought.
Age guidance: 14+
Start time: 7pm
Running time: Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes (including one interval)