Mary Roubos, Alex Ansdell & Neil Gardner in Rachelle Grubb's 'The Lift', Jan 24, by LMCD Photography
Lizze Coles in Kelly Long's 'Crow', Jan 24, by LMCD Photography
Jordy Lagbre as Joe in Lauren Donoghue's 'penetrative acts (&other stories) Nov 23
Bettina Paris in 'Sisyphean Quick Fix' by Bettina, Jan 24, by LMCD Photography
Luke Pierre & Elijah Holloway in 'Getting Out to Get In' by Jahvel Hall, Dec 23
Becky Black and Thomas Willshire in Tom Hartwell's 'Your Move, Jan 24, by LMCD Photography
Kathryn Bates in Roxanne Cavanagh's 'Fried', Jan 24, by LMCD Photography
Neil Gardner in Rachelle Grubb's 'The Lift' Jan 24, by LMCD Photography
Claire Lacey and Lizzie Coles in Kelly Long's 'Crow', Jan 24, by LMCD Photography
The January '24 Companies at curtain
Lizzie Coles in Tom Hartwell's 'Meal Deal' Dec 23
Molly Walker and Naoimh Morgan in Kelly Long's 'Collision' Dec 23
Freya Evans as Amber in Kelly Long's 'Single Point Failure' Nov 23
Sophie Gibbs as M in Rachelle Grubb's 'I think I'm in love with Miley Cyrus' Nov 23.
Katie Hart & Emma Zadow in Rachelle Grubb's 'Knocking on Heaven's Door', Dec23
Catherine Chalk in Lauren Donoghue's 'Contactless', Dec 23
Tina Rizzo in Bettina Paris's 'Sisyphean Quick Fix' Jan 24, by LMCD Photography
Will Forester as Dad and Simon Grujich as Flat Mate in Tom Hartwell's 'Borrowed Space' Nov 23
Jordy Lagbre as Joe and Laura Price as Emma in Lauren Donoghue's 'penetrative acts (&other stories) Nov 23
Freya Evans as Amber in Kelly Long's 'Single Point Failure' Nov 23
Will Forester as Landlord and Neil Gardner as Posh Mate in Tom Hartwell's 'Borrowed Space' Nov 23
Will Forester as Dad and Simon Grujich as Tenant in Tom Hartwell's 'Borrowed Space' Nov 23
Simon Grujich as Tenant in Tom Hartwell's 'Borrowed Space'
The Hatch & Scratch Nov 23 full company at curtain
The Hatch & Scratch Nov 23 full company at curtain

24/03/24

HATCH & SCRATCH

A MONTHLY NIGHT OF NEW WRITING

A monthly scratch night curated and produced by Pathway Theatre, showcasing new writing by four core writers and, on occasion, a special guest writer.


The idea for Hatch & Scratch came from the 'How to Write a Play' podcast with Mike Bartlett from the Old Fire Station, Oxford. It's all about hatching exciting new ideas and scratching them with some of the best directors and performers around.


With monthly pieces from Rachelle Grubb, Lauren Donoghue, Tom Hartwell and Kelly Long, HATCH & SCRATCH wants to encourage consistent practice and performance for writers, while offering a regular opportunity for actors and directors to work. Each month, a special guest writer will join. with a view to widening our creative circles expanding creative vision and collaboration

NEXT HATCH & SCRATCH DATE

Hatch & Scratch Submissions scratch@pathwaytheatre.co.uk

THE WRITERS

Building a safe and supportive creative space, run by creatives, for creatives.

Giving creatives access to regular opportunities to write, perform and direct.

We don't invite industry or press - it's all about the theatre and the people making it.

WHAT'S HATCH & SCRATCH ALL ABOUT?



FEBRUARY LINE-UP


AT THE GOLDEN GOOSE

GUEST WRITER

KELLY LONG

CHEIST


COMPANY

Michael Taktak

Misabella Caley


DIRECTOR

Geo Wilmer


It's the middle of the night in the arse-end of Italy at a truck stop off the motorway. And opportunity is calling. 

ALISON VIÑA

THE BEAT


COMPANY

Ben Lydon


DIRECTOR

Joe Ball


A big day. A chance to impress. But what's that noise?

TOM HARTWELL

FIVE MONOLOGUES ABOUT TOAST


COMPANY

Conor Cook

Molly Keogh


DIRECTOR

Heather Kirk


It's five monologues about toast. 


RACHELLE GRUBB

GAMES WE PLAY


COMPANY

Griffin James

Nathaniel Christian


DIRECTOR

Coral Tarran


There is nothing a game of Mario Kart can't fix... right?

LAUREN DONOGHUE

THERE YOU ARE


COMPANY

Gigi Tisminetzky

Holly Sonabend


DIRECTOR

Ella Rowdon


A perfect weekend away in an idyllic cottage, Jas and Toby find themselves faced with the same question that punctuates all such getaways... what if we just never left?

JANUARY LINE-UP


AT THE GOLDEN GOOSE

RACHELLE GRUBB

THE LIFT


COMPANY

Neil Gardner

Mary Roubos

Alex Nasdell


DIRECTOR

David Frias-Robles


Three strangers get stuck in a lift, will one make their meeting, will the other crash the wedding and will the other get the autograph he so desperately wants? A dark comedy where not everything is what it appears.



KELLY LONG

CROW


COMPANY

Claire Lacey

Kate Hawkins

Lizzie Coles


DIRECTOR

Julia Stubbs


Helena knows that something has been brewing and when her semi-estranged mother, Mona, calls her over to the house, she knows she won’t be able to ignore it, or her sister, Nina, any longer. 


A story of female family, Irish mythology and feminine power. 

TOM HARTWELL

YOUR MOVE


COMPANY

Becky Black

Thomas Willshire



DIRECTOR

Conor Cook


Thinking five steps ahead: useful in Chess, awful in online dating.


GUEST WRITER

ROXANNE CAVANAGH

FRIED

COMPANY

Rosie Twigg

Kathryn Bates


DIRECTOR

Lou Kendon Ross


Becca doesn’t want to be here. She doesn’t want to hear about your weird dream, and she definitely doesn’t want a needle stuck… there.




GUEST PIECE

SISYPHEAN QUICK FIX

BY BETTINA PARIS

COMPANY

Bettina Paris

Tina Rizzo


DIRECTOR

Nicky Allpress


Krista lives in London. Pip lives in Malta. They’re sisters. They’re close. Even distance couldn’t drift them apart. To the world, their lives seem relatively normal. But a monkey has been on their backs for as long as they can remember, and now push has really come to shove. What happens when the dark cloud that has been hovering over them since forever, gives way to a huge storm?


Sisyphean Quick Fix is an authentic story about love, family & ‘the big, terrible thing.’


DECEMBER LINE-UP


AT THE GOLDEN GOOSE

RACHELLE GRUBB

KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR


COMPANY

Katie Hart

Emma Zadow


DIRECTOR

Maria Messias Mendes


What if Heaven was a customer service support centre?



LAUREN DONOGHUE

CONTACTLESS


COMPANY

Owen Jenkins


DIRECTOR

Harry Rowland



KELLY LONG

COLLISION


COMPANY

Molly Walker


DIRECTOR

Lauren Lambert Moore


In 2006, two physicists, Nielsen & Ninomya published a series of papers suggesting that the Higgs boson didn't want to be found. 


Saoirse is worried - she doesn't want her and Eve to be found. In more ways than one. 

TOM HARTWELL

MEAL DEAL


COMPANY

Lizzie Coles

Jeryl Whitelock Burges


DIRECTOR

Jessica Millward


Lydia struggles to choose.


GUEST WRITER

JAHVEL HALL

GETTING OUT TO GET IN

COMPANY

Luke Pierre

Elijah Holloway


DIRECTOR

Conor Cook


Card games, Patsy Clines and fried chicken. The unlikely triad of neccessities needed in order to get it out on a cold Dagenham night. 

NOVEMBER LINE-UP


AT THE GOLDEN GOOSE

RACHELLE GRUBB

LAUREN DONOGHUE

KELLY LONG

TOM HARTWELL

 THINK I'M IN LOVE WITH MILEY CYRUS


COMPANY

Sophie Gibbs


DIRECTOR

Maria Messias Mendes


Meet M, a thirty-something barista, bored of her day job and well…life. M is just trying to get through each day as it comes and is struggling with what her next move should be. Then one day, she suddenly connects with an unexpecting customer through music. I Think I’m In Love With Miley Cyrus is an one-hander, immersive comedy exploring human connection, self reflection and love.



PENETRATIVE ACTS (& OTHER STORIES)


COMPANY

Laura May Price

Jordy Lagbre


DIRECTOR

Hannah Lindstedt


This is not the first time that Joe and Emma have had sex. But they are also not a couple. A short and incomplete exploration of how we do intimacy, and what we mean by it.

SINGLE POINT FAILURE


COMPANY

Freya Evans


DIRECTOR

David Frias-Robles


"It’s been a few days now, since we last saw the sun. Are they still days without sunlight? I don’t know. Maybe that’s a question for a philosopher instead of a physicist. For me, it’s just a way to measure time - which out here, means nothing. Not really."

Amber is chasing the failing James Webb Telescope through space, but she can't seem to let go of what she's left behind.

BORROWED SPACE


COMPANY

Simon Grujich

Neil Gardner 

Will Forester 


DIRECTOR

Conor Cook


A farcical take on the state of the housing crisis in London.