Get a sneak peek at the next hottest theatre shows and immersive experiences, before they hit the Fringe, Off-West-End and Festival circuits.

So what exactly is a 'Scratch Night'?

  • A Scratch Night is an exciting chance to see snippets of brand new work, ranging from immersive theatre to comedy and new writing, before they become full length shows.
  • Scratch Nights rely on two way communication with the audience, and you'll have the unique opportunity to offer your thoughts and feedback at the end of the evening, either in writing or by having an informal chat with the artists at the bar!


Join us at our cosy home in Burgess Park for a night of new theatre with a focus on immersive, experiential and non-traditional performances.


The first Deli Scratch artists for 2020 are:

Esme Allman: Esme is a theatre-maker, facilitator, director and poet from South London. Her theatrical work focuses on devising with particular interest in developing theatre with young people. Esme’s work centres blackness and explores key ideas surrounding memory and love. She is currently completing the Barbican Young Poets Programme and Roundhouse Poetry Collective. Her directing, assisting and facilitation credits include ArtsEd, Black Girl Fest, Talawa Theatre Company and The Bunker Theatre.

Evie Fehilly: Evie Fehilly, sex educator, clown and sex clown. Drag king, queen and all-round queer cabaret-star. Fehilly's distinctive performative blend of satire and empowerment has graced international stages and performs all over London. Evie won ManUp! in 2019 with satirical takedown of Louis F.*.C.K.

Paul Sebastián Mauch: Paul is an actor and director from Córdoba, Argentina, trained in an eclectic mix of influences and environments including the National Drama University in Córdoba and The National Film Academy, BA. 

Frankie Thompson: "Acclaimed clown" (To Do List) and miniaturist Frankie Thompson is one of the ridiculous forces behind Forbruker, an advert break run by clowns which had sell out runs at Camden People’s Theatre and Soho Theatre in 2019. ‘SPACE’ is a surreal one woman multimedia piece performed and built by Frankie and directed by Luke Howarth.

Cheeky Chin: Cheeky Chin is a London-based collective of theatre makers of East Asian descent led by Yuyu Wang. We make innovative devised theatre performances of socio-political importance with our East Asian perspective as a female-led company collaborating with international artists. We unpack large-scale social issues with creative responses in the form of theatre. We are keen to enrich the cultural diversity of theatre.


After the performances, join us at the Old Library Bar and carry on the conversation with the artists, in a friendly space for creative minds to meet.