Scratch Night

Scratch Night

March 2018
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As part of the Vote season, Oxford Playhouse presents an evening of works-in-progress from female-led companies. Expect a night of bold and exciting new work in a range of styles and genres – plus the chance to give your feedback and help these shows develop into something really special. Got the itch for something new and different? Get along to Scratch Night.

Duration: 2 hours with interval

  • Mon 26 Mar 7:30 PM £10.00

Chatterbox Productions:

A Reduction by Abi Zakarian

“When nobody's looking at you, you can do anything.” 

She does. She takes the opportunity. Or the chance. She decides she will redefine herself. 
To take back control. 

Abi Zakarian's provocative new play A REDUCTION imagines a near future radically altered by environmental, digital and scientific changes, and an army no one expected to rise. A REDUCTION explores the lengths some will go to for revolution, what would happen if traditional power structures were exploded overnight and maybe, just maybe, the patriarchy fell. 

A REDUCTION is an urgent and furious reaction to the universal question of a women’s worth as she ages. 


Loquitur Theatre:

Lobster by Gemma Harvey

“Has texting turned us into the flakiest generation? How can it be just as easy to order a date online, as it is to purchase a chicken burger? Just some questions I ask myself daily…” Meet Polly. Polly is looking for love...

Lobster is a high energy, multi media, comedic expose of the perils of online dating. Riding the waves of players, lovers, weirdos and everything between, Polly dreams Cupid will soon play ball and match her with Mr Right. But the course of true love never does run smooth, and Polly soon realises how profound the journey can be.

Based entirely on real life experiences, Lobster navigates the dizzy highs and crashing lows of romance in the digital age. Darkly funny, this one woman show explores every aspect of singledom in 2018 with careful and incisive observation. From superficial swiping to the deeper and at times, quite brutal, side of love and life, Lobster ultimately challenges our preconceptions of women and dating, sex and autonomy. 


Part of the Main Productions:

Squirrel Plays by Mia McCullough

Tom and Sarah are definitely not “squirrel people." But when they move into their first home in the suburbs, they soon find that the house is also home to an unwelcome critter. In 'Infestation', the first play of 'The Squirrel Plays', they must decide: to exterminate or not exterminate?

In 'Compensation', the squirrels are revealed to be a neighborhood issue. The members of the community must make yet another difficult decision: who should pay for pest control, individuals or society?

By addressing reproductive rights with emotional truth and absurdist humour, Mia McCullough's dark comedy sheds new light on timely concerns.

Book Tickets

  • Mon 26 March 7:30 PM

Age Guideline: 14+

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