Hatch: Revolution

A brand new, semi-regular scratch night at the Golden Goose Theatre!

 

Come down and get your creative juices flowing with some post-pandemic inspiration and prepare for an exciting night of brand new theatre, poetry and more, from new and existing talent all curated by the award winning team at Elegy. Each night will have a different theme to act as a stimulus for your creative ideas - anything goes, we just want your fresh new stories!

 

We’re kicking off 2022 with our first theme of “REVOLUTION”, and we’re curating a nigh of new writing inspired by the possibilities of what this year could bring, so let’s start the year with some fire!

Hatch: Revolution - 22nd February Writers Line Up

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Jessica Balmer

The Night is Ours

Jessica is an actor, writer, facilitator for the National Youth Theatre and founding member of Child Creatives. Her recent work includes theatre, film and commercial.

The Night is Ours is a reaction to the horrific events surrounding Sarah Everard, Sabina Nessa and countless other women and their murders. It is a galvanising rally cry for female safety at night. It reflects the fearful checklist a woman must undertake when venturing out after sundown and how I have had enough. The night should not belong to the prowlers - it belongs to us all.

 

Joe Wiltshire Smith

Mickey's Dog is a Plutocrat 

Joe is Welsh Playwright who graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2017 and finished his MA in Creative Writing at Cambridge in 2020. His first play, Five Green Bottles opened at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff in 2019, receiving a five-star review from the Welsh Arts Review. In 2020, he won Raze the Space’s International Playwright Festival for his monologue Chandler’s Forehead and his radio play Mickey’s Dog is a Plutocrat was produced by Uproar Theatre for BBC Radio Norfolk. Most recently, he was shortlisted for the Orange Tree Writer's Collective and has been commissioned for a short film by BBC Wales.

Charlotte is after a big scoop for her school newspaper. Local councillor, Katie, is happy to help. That is, until the questions get a little too close for comfort. A pressure-cooker black comedy about privilege, class, uprising and self-worth.

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Jacob Freda

You Fat Bastard

Jacob is an actor, director, and writer currently living in Bristol. He was involved at the previous Hatch scratch night, where his dark comedy piece 'Bad Luck' was performed by Charlie Bentley.

'You Fat Bastard' is a funny, unfiltered look at how society views the male body. A cross between theatre and stand-up, it questions the double standards that exist when looking at male body positivity. 

Eloise Westwood

My Lady Friend 

Eloise is an actor who graduated from Manchester School of Theatre in 2019. Her credits all consist of Eloise acting other people’s words. This is the first piece she has written and is inspired by someone close to her heart. 

This piece is about the misconceptions we make and the power that comes from marching to the beat of your own drum. It is about a woman afraid of the world around her and seeking validation in people who she perceives to be the same. 

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Matthew Gouldesbrough

Friends

Matthew is an award-winning writer from Bedford.

He trained as an actor at both Rose Bruford, and then Italia Conti Acting where he graduated with BA (Hons) in acting, as well as spending time with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. He has performed in the West End and around the country, and founded Elegy.

An extract from Matt's new play, Friends is a dynamic, heartbreaking look at mental health, endings, and the cycles of life.

Henriette Laursen

Escape

Henriette Laursen, actor, writer and director, educated from East15 MFA Acting in 2019. Henriette has been writing and co-creating theatre pieces since 2016, some of them being ‘Nordisk Gravøl’ at Teater Grob in 2019, and her one-person show called ‘Going Straight to Gay… or something in-between’ in London and Copenhagen in 2020-2021, and directed 'Hurra for deg, Jenny!' at Sennepen Scene in Oslo. Alongside theatre she’s worked on numerous short film productions such as 'The Right Reverend', ’Wiped’ and feature films like ’Deadly Nightshade’.

This personal piece explores how assault and trauma becomes the root to addiction. To show how it's all intertwined, and how abusers tend to become their own abusers. To change the way we view addictions - to understand the complexity, so that we can revolutionise the way we deal with it. To understand ourselves better through it. But to also bring hope and clarity. To let people know, that whether or not they deal with addictions, they may find relatedness through the exploration of traumabond experiences. Letting people know, they are not alone in this. 

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Joe Facer

Last Goodbye

Joe Facer and Adam Sandy are the team behind the production company 'To The Ocean'. Through the mediums of film and theatre, 'To The Ocean' explores the realism of relationships while also interweaving a sense of fantasy through time and location. Projects include: Cradle (2019) [Short], It's A Beautiful View (2022) [Short] & We'll Be Home For Christmas (2022) [Short & Theatre]

With Britain in the midst of revolution, two lovers say their final goodbye.

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Last Goodbye

Joe Facer and Adam Sandy are the team behind the production company 'To The Ocean'. Through the mediums of film and theatre, 'To The Ocean' explores the realism of relationships while also interweaving a sense of fantasy through time and location. Projects include: Cradle (2019) [Short], It's A Beautiful View (2022) [Short] & We'll Be Home For Christmas (2022) [Short & Theatre]

With Britain in the midst of revolution, two lovers say their final goodbye.

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Anusia Battersby

(R)Evolution (Or 'How to Enjoy the Apocalypse')' 

Anusia Battersby is a Manchester-based actor, voice actor and writer. In July 2021, she graduated from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts with an MA in Professional Acting, and since then has worked on a variety of projects within the realms of theatre, film, and audio drama. She writes and GMs for the TTRPG stream 'Like a D6', and could recently be heard on BBC Radio Lancashire as a finalist in the BBC's New Voices competition. Her most recent collaboration, a digital theatre piece entitled 'Something Strange Has Happened On The Fifteenth Floor', was streamed last October as part of the Edinburgh Horror Festival, and she is currently in the early stages of creating an audio anthology series consisting of various original short plays and monologues. 

'(R)Evolution (or 'How to Enjoy the Apocalypse')': A play about self-love, self-acceptance, and forgiveness, intended as a love letter to every person who has ever lost their sense of self for the sake of someone they have loved, as well as a celebration of them eventually finding it again.

Hatch: Revolution - 22nd February Performers Line Up

Alamo Perez

Friends

Alamo is a London based actor who trained as an actor at Rose Bruford. His interests lie in re-imagininge classic works, particularly those of Chekov and Shakespeare.

He's a regular associate of Elegy.

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Orla Sanders

Mickey's Dog is a Plutocrat

Orla is an Irish actor based in London. Recent theatre credits includes: Bea in ‘Her not Him’ (Theatre 503), Ensemble in ‘Ugly’ (Tristan Bates), Maeve in ‘Sea Changes’ (Etcetera Theatre), Brabantio in ‘Othello’ (Cockpit Theatre), Lugh in ‘Dark Arts’ (Kings Head Theatre), Alek in ‘Purged’ (Hope Theatre). Nominated for Best Actress in UK Offline Webfest 2021for Cyndi in ‘Comedy of Gamers.' Up Next: See her play a detective in the new TV series ‘Red Election’. 

Nell Weik Clark

Last Goodbye

Hi, I'm Nell and I am 23 years old. I have grown up in Cambridge and I have just graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth, with a BA Hons degree in Acting. This will be my first live performance since graduating and I am really excited to be back in a creative environment, with like-minded people, bringing stories to life.

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Tamsin Lynes

Mickey's Dog is a Plutocrat

Tamsin trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Recent theatre includes: Actor 5 in Louisa (Tour), Beth in Shadowplay (Lion and Unicorn Theatre), Red Riding Hood in Red Riding Hood (Colour House Theatre), Pinocchio in Pinocchio Gets Wood (Guildford Fringe Company), Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (The Cockpit), Jo in The Soldier’s Tale (Clapham Omnibus Theatre). Films include: Ellie in The Door, Cammie inAlice and Philomena Gardner in Untitled Chat Show.