Looping the Loop present: SCRATCH-A-ROUND
Go along and see theatre invented before your eyes, acclaimed performers develop new ideas into explosive existence. Forget stuffy auditoriums and one-way conversations, this is all about audience members' responses shaping shows.
Looping The Loop Scratch events are always stimulating and very different – as performance artists engage directly with audience members, sharing work in progress and inviting feedback that can then help shape the shows of the future.
They have taken place in recent years at a range of venues, the last one was at Turner Contemporary this spring. For this autumn event a different format is being followed – three artists who have scratched work at previous Looping the Loop scratch events are invited back to continue what they started, taking their ideas to the next stage, informed by the previous scratch.
The performers lined up for Scratch A Round are:
Brigitte Aphrodite & Quiet Boy: 'Parakeete'
A poetical music piece inspired by the bright green Parakeets often seen around Thanet and the South East.
Brigitte Aphrodite is a Punk Poet, Musician, Writer, Theatre Maker and Feminist Showgirl. Quiet Boy aka GARETH TOMLINSON is a Performer, Songwriter, Musical Director and Theatre Composer.
Megan Garrett-Jones: 'We Are the Bird'
A search for the all knowing bird results in the discovery that there is wisdom in multitude. A study in translation, mis-translation and plumage.Megan, who lives in Ramsgate, describes herself as 'an artist of disparate belongings.'
Tracey Ermine: 'Margate Famous'
Tracey Ermine is a local performance art drag queen who will be scratching her new one woman show, “Margate Famous” (working title). Living life like she’s in a play, the primadonna girl will be incorporating live monoprinting and iconic homemade neons with songs and lip-syncs. The name on everybody’s lips is gonna be… Tracey.
Roundabout is Paines Plough’s beautiful pop-up theatre in-the-round and comes to Margate’s Marine Gardens courtesy of Theatre Royal Margate, directly from Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a rich programme of performances and other events from 22 – 25 September. This is the first year that Roundabout has been situated outdoors in Margate and it is expected to attract a great deal of attention.
Looping the Loop have previously presented Opera for All workshops, screening and a performance
of Garsington Opera's Cosi Fan Tutte with local schools and Garsington performers at Roundabout, when it was at The Winter Gardens last year.
There are two Looping the Loop Festivals a year – in spring and autumn – with additional events taking place year round, such as the Scratch events, workshops and pop up performances, which can happen when you least expect them!
The next Looping the Loop Festival runs 15 – 25 October - expect workshops, performances and plenty of opportunities to meet theatre makers and other interesting folk in some surprising spaces around Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate.
Roundabout and Scratch-A-Round are presented as part of the Margate SightSeeking Festival 2016
Scratch A Round is Suitable for ages 12+
TICKETS are FREE but you are advised to book your place in advance via the Theatre Royal Margate website.