Line-up announced for pilot musical theatre scratch night and podcast All That Scratch
Posted 16th January 2019
All That Scratch is a new initiative aiming to provide more new musical theatre with an outlet to share new work, nurturing new creative voices in writing, direction and performance. The first line up will include six pieces of brand new musical theatre performed live at the recording of the first ever episode of the podcast at The Other Palace on Mon 28 January.
The featured pieces include ‘Weightless’ by Eden Tredwell and ‘Powerful’ by Fred Feeney and Sophie Boyce. The new scratch night will also showcase numbers from brand new musicals ‘The Problem with Fletcher Mott‘ by Jack Miles, ‘42 Balloons‘ by Jack Godfrey and ‘Unicorn‘ by AJ O’Neill. The songs and pieces featured cover a range of subject matters including body image, bullying and transgender transitions just a small snapshot of the vibrant new musical theatre writing in the UK.
The All That Productions team said “we’re overwhelmed by the response to our call out for show to feature on our first episode has been met with. Listening to so much new musical theatre was hugely reassuring for the future of the British musical, but also very exciting for the level of talent we are featuring in the first episode of All That Scratch”.
Kiki Stevenson, Artistic Programme Co-ordinator at The Other Palace explains why audiences should be excited about the new podcast: “with the lineup for the first episode now announced, we’re proud to be showcasing so many new projects. Not only have we been able to put together a brilliantly talented line up for episode one, but we’ve also got a number of projects we’re supporting to be performed on future episodes and teams we are putting in touch with each other to develop pieces further.”