Lucy McCormick on stage wearing yellow ear defenders and safety goggles.

A Pleasance Scratch

The Pleasance is proud to support a large number of developing artists every year through our various Pleasance Futures initiatives, and this is an opportunity for you to have the first glimpse at what these talented theatre makers are creating next.


Monday 6th May

The Comedian and the Pianist Selina Armoudon
Plaything Isabella Thompson
10 Rules for Being Black Malikah McHerrin-Cobb
Flush April Hope Miller
Third Molar Jaiden Mistry
Don't Tell Dad About Diana Hannah Power & Conor Murray
Don't Dream - You Will Nightmare Annalise Ebejer & Directed by Chiara Virgilio

Tuesday 7th May

A Thousand Cuts Rosaleen Cox
Shamza Kane Kai Kenzie Pascal & Drayla Kasheen
Stop Watching Pink Sky Theatre Company
Queen Medb of Connaught! Niamh Denyer
Better Out Than In Kamanzi Gakuru
were you in terror? did you know? did you feel the claw that cleaned you? Lunacat Theatre
The Strangelmans Andrew Atha

  • Mentoring and support from our team
  • A slot in our Cabaret Main House theatre to share your 10 minute piece of theatre work-in-progress with an audience and get their feedback
  • Professional photos of your performance
  • Basic technical support and operator for the performance
  • Rehearsal space at Pleasance London

You can keep up to date with openings by following our Artist Development X account or signing up to our artist newsletter.

Each project should:

  • Provide a 10 minute extract for the Scratch evening
  • Provide any props the performance requires
  • Provide all technical requirements with as much notice as possible
  • Be available during the day, on the day of the event, for tech.
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