Scratch Night – callout for artists

Posted on Friday 20 February

0K4A4776The third Jabberwocky Market Scratch Night is on Friday 27 March. Past events have been really fun and jam packed. Our audiences are mostly new to scratch which creates a great atmosphere.

“Excellent entertainment, great energy, MORE PLEASE” – audience feedback 2014

Deadline for applications is Monday 2 March


Email [email protected] and we can email the application form to you, or reply to all the questions below.

Friday 27 March 2015
Quaker Meeting House
(& Festival Bar across the road at Voodoo Café)

Jabberwocky Market is a festival of world- class small-scale theatre in venues around Darlington, produced by Luxi ltd and Battersea Arts Centre, as part of the Collaborative Touring Network, core funded by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

Our aim is to bring world-class theatre to the doorsteps of people who would otherwise have to travel and to introduce new types of theatre to the audiences and non-attenders of the town. The festival’s core audience groups are 16-24s, 50+ and families, as well as bringing professional theatre makers together in Darlington. We consult closely with our audiences in all aspects of the festival and it is of central importance that the programme of work speaks in some way to one or more of these audience groups.

After two sell-out Scratch Nights in 2014, the evening has become an established part of the festival programme, and a firm favourite with our audiences. The event will be ticketed and we are inviting audience members to pay what they can on their way out. We are now looking for 4/5 artists to share progress of their work in development.

If you have any questions before the application deadline (Monday 2 March), please contact the Information line on 07583 655018 or email [email protected] and we are happy to discuss your ideas and answer questions.

We look forward to your application and will be in touch by 9 March.

Stan Hodgson, Assistant Producer (Artists)

Company / artist’s name:
Name of piece:
Contact name:
Contact number:
Contact email:

Tell us a bit more about your piece
(max 150 words):

Length of performance (we’re ideally looking for work 10-20 mins long):
Give us a brief history of your previous work:

Due to the nature of the event we are only able to offer very basic technical support, and staging. Give us a brief outline of any space and technical requirements you have:

Briefly outline what interests you about performing at Jabberwocky Market:
Which of our target audiences would be most interested in your work / piece?
Which of our audiences particularly interest you?
First thoughts on the question you would like to ask about the piece:

Please send your completed application to [email protected] by Monday 2 March.