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Graeae's first ever scratch night for Deaf & disabled writers, Graeae Theatre Company


A big night out with new writing at its heart.

Graeae launch Crips with Chips, their first ever Scratch Night that puts Deaf and disabled artists centre stage.

Crips with Chips will be a scratch night putting Deaf and disabled writers centre stage. The first six nights will take place at Graeae’s award-winning, accessible Bradbury Studios before rolling out to other accessible venues in the UK. Every other month, four new pieces will be presented with an inclusive cast. Ahead of the event, each writer will have a day's workshop with a professional director in which they'll be encouraged to think creatively about access.

As well as bringing all the opportunities the scratch scene represents to Deaf and disabled writers. Graeae are committed to delivering a great night out for disabled and not-yet-disabled audiences. There will be chips, drinks, live music and all four pieces will be captioned.

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