What is Scratching the Surface?

Scratching the Surface is a new writing night in which we showcase the work of 8 emerging writers.


Each unique night provides a platform for up and coming artists and an engrossing production for the audience.


We strongly believe that quality is not dependent on big budgets, and our past new writing nights have proven that professional theatre can be made with collaboration, commitment and a lot of enjoyment.

How to apply:

We hold open calls for writers, directors and actors 2 or 3 times a year for these events.

Due to Covid-19, we sadly haven't been able to run these events as regularly as we'd have liked. However, we are planning another online scratch night for:

March 2021

In association with

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What our audiences say...

Below is a little collection of audience feedback from our past new writing nights:


#TRENDING sells out, and deservedly so!”


“topical, fringe theatre at its best. Watch out for The UnDisposables.”


"A wonderful opportunity to see new writing"


You can see photos of past new writing nights here:

More information

Please be aware that Scratching the Surface is a voluntary project. All proceeds go towards funding the future work of The UnDisposables. This allows us to continue to create opportunities for emerging creatives in the arts.


Because of this, rehearsals will always be scheduled around participant's day jobs and other paid commitments. No one involved (including the UnDisposable creative team) currently any payment or expenses for their involvement in Scratching the Surface.


By taking part, you are not only helping to create new opportunities in the arts, but you'll also be meeting and working with a group of like-minded creatives, all the while challenging yourself to try something new.