Since July 2015 we’ve been bringing together writers, directors and actors to showcase the best new writing from up and down the land. We aim to create a space for people to have a brilliant night at the theatre, and where everyone is welcome. We've produced 6 shows in the past 2 years. A night at Itch + Scratch typically includes short plays, a live house band, good times, lovely people and even a raffle. We vow to bring our audiences the Best New Theatre and a Great Night Out.
We also create bespoke entertainment and characters for events and parties. Our team will create a story line, find a stellar cast, direct, choreograph, musically direct and produce everything you need. So far this year we've brought our characters to venues such as the Hatton Garden Diamond Vault and The Sheraton Grand Park Lane.
Itch + Scratch is collectively run by Aaron Gordon, Anna Spearpoint, Helena Bonner, Louisa Beadel, Simon Lennon and Sope Dirisu.
THE HEIST - A performance in association with the National Youth Theatre, created by Itch + Scratch. A film noir mystery that took place at a top secret location.
SHARE THE LOVE - Our first ever social event, a Valentine's extravaganza with an epic pub quiz, mingling a-plenty, and lots of dancing - all in aid of Help Refugees UK.
A NIGHT FOR LIFE - The hotel staff run a riot around the Sheraton Grand Park Lane for charity event A Night For Life.
THE 'GREAT' BRITISH PUB QUIZ - We returned to Hackney Showroom for our second social event. Rounds included 'Pimp My Monarch' and 'Guess Which TV Programme These People On Gogglebox Are Talking About'.
'GREAT' BRITAIN - Our biggest and boldest show yet. 6 short plays, 6 actors, 5 musicians, 1 director. A night of new writing and good times looking at the state of our 'great' nation.
ENGAGE. REPRESENT. CELEBRATE.
ENGAGE with local communities, emerging artists and current theatregoers who don't engage with new writing.
REPRESENT Produce plays that give an honest reflection of the world we live in today.
CELEBRATE Create events that put the audience first, and bring together the Best New Theatre and a Great Night Out.