On Tuesday 20th October we will be hosting our next scratch night. Scratch nights are a vital part of how we develop new work by giving work in its infancy opportunity to be put in front of an audience for the first time. Past participants have included community groups, dance companies, internationally acclaimed playwrights and new writers, all taking a risk and putting work in front of a supportive and generous audience. The event includes a feedback and Q&A session with the audience and post-show discussion in the bar to gather as much feedback from the audience as possible.
Putting together an opening season as a new artistic director is something of a daunting experience. Doing that in a city like Liverpool is simultaneously exhilarating and scary.
We caught up with the brilliant and Physical Fest fan favourite, Jamie Wood! With his unique, hilarious and spellbinding physicality, Jamie's now developed show from 2014's Physical Fest is a rip-roaring ride and wonky homage to the woman damned for destroying The Beatles. Check out Jamie's influences, inspirations and what his show means to him.
We caught up with performer, writer and director Wendy Houstoun about her forthcoming show Pact With Pointlessness which comes to the 2015 edition of internationally renowned Physical Fest. Get an inside view and account of the process of creating the show and the inspirations behind it...!