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Pay What You Decide performance at The Civic, as regional artists showcase their work.

Three regional artists will be performing new work at Civic Scratch

Regional artists will perform at The Civic on 13 September in a pay what you decide event where artists show their newest work.

The Civic will be hosting their annual scratch event this September - a informal chance for regional artists to showcase new work in front of a live audience. The event is ‘Pay what you decide’ at the end of the night, and all donations will be distributed equally between the artists and The Civic to support the development of their work.

This month’s Civic Scratch will include three exciting new acts in one night including a comedian, a family story and a Victorian rapper.

First up, Sheffield actor, Adan Osbourne will perform a scene from the latest draft of A Love Letter to 4 Newfield Crescent that depicts a working class family from Rotherham losing their home and how their relationship as a family is effected and how these circumstances change people.

The Osborne’s, not to be confused with Sharon and Ozzy, are put in circumstances that are now beyond their control. The live for today and forget tomorrow attitude is dashed when Julie and Phil receive an eviction notice after falling too far behind on their mortgage payment. This sets in motion a divide between the family, the choices the individuals make and how it effects the collective.

Is there a way out of the black hole that is pulling the roof off over their heads or is there a lesson amongst all this that they have to learn from?

Steampunk, goth, Victorian and alternative are the best words to describe the next act: The Victorian Beat Poet by Paul Voodini, an international writer and magician also from Sheffield.

Paul has lectured and performed worldwide. In this show he will be reciting Victorian and Gothic poetry in a bombastic and upbeat manner! His motivation for developing this act was to demonstrate to a modern audience that Victorian and Gothic poetry continues to be relevant to this day, and still has the power to thrill and fascinate!

Expect to hear The Raven, the Night Before Christmas, Little Orphan Annie, the Gashlycrumb Tinies and more, presented in a manner you've probably never experienced before! Paul will be channelling his inner Edgar Allan PoeT (see what he did there?) and exorcising his Poetic Li-Seance (see what he did there?) for your edification and entertainment.

The last act, Daniel Nicholas was the Winner of Best Improv Show in Leicester Comedy Festival and Short listed for the BBC New Comedy Award (2013). Daniel Nicholas, is an exciting comedian and producer, who has produced and created fun and interesting new ways to watch comedy. Whether that’s whilst playing lasertag, or with a dancer reacting to the set, Daniel by no means is a traditional stand up.

Daniel will be performing Eugene. In the not too distant future, where the catastrophe’s of the world have got more tenser than a dentists waiting room. One man – nay saviour- nicknamed hubris by his friends. Has made a machine capable of fixing it all. Welcome to the press conference, and welcome to the future

'His creativity is remarkable.' Broadway Baby

The evening will finish with a post-show Q&A where audience members will have the chance to comment on the works and provide feedback. So get yourselves down to The Civic for an unusual night of new work, and have your say on what artists are making.

The Civic Scratch is on Thursday 13 September 2018 at 7:30pm.

Pay What You Decide