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Jointly curated by Live Theatre and The Empty Space, Scratch Night allows theatre makers to test a variety of new ideas in front of an audience.

Now in its fourth year Scratch Night is a staple of the Live Lab programme and has seen early presentations of critically acclaimed productions such as Captain Amazing by Alistair McDowall, The Soaking of Vera Shrimp by Alison Carr and Beats by Kieran Hurley.

By Stevie Ronnie
Directed by Melanie Rashbrooke

One-man spoken word show that was written in response to Stevie Ronnie’s experiences of travelling to the High Arctic as part of the Arctic Circle international artists residency programme in July 2013. The piece explores the themes of climate change, death, light and dark through a first person narrative that charts Stevie’s acceptance of his father’s diagnosis with an aggressive form of cancer against the backdrop of a fantastical journey through the Arctic landscape. Arctica forms part of a larger programme of visual and literary works that Stevie is producing throughout 2015.

Arctica is a Durham Book Festival commission supported through funding from New Writing North and Arts Council England.

To book tickets and to read about the other two performances on the night  (Our Carnal Hearts by Rachel Mars / How (not) to live in Suburbia by Annie Siddons and Richard deDomenici) visit the Live Theatre event page.