COME and scratch your creative itch with a new bi-monthly work-in-progress night at the Lyric Theatre in Bridport.

Spoken word performance night Scratch & Spit begins on Monday, February 25.

It will then take place the last Monday of every other month, with the first half of the night open to creatives to take to the stage to showcase their works in progress for either five or 10 minutes.

There will be six five-minute scratch slots (to be signed up for on the night), then two more developed 10-minute scratch slots (to be pre-booked), then the second half of the evening is a headline spoken word performance.

The Lyric are working in partnership with ArtfulScribe and Apples & Snakes to present Scratch & Spit in Bridport.

The first headline act will be Spillage, performed by Stewart Taylor and directed by Anna Carr.

Spillage is the story of one man’s attempt to claw his way out of chaos at work. In an office in the corporate world of L.A.P GILES, Dan is stuck in this cycle of pleasing everyone and trying to keep going. A cup of coffee is his sanctuary. But then the phone starts to ring. He says yes. He says he’s fine. He says he can deliver the presentation for Mr Giles, the CEO and some important clients.

Even though it’s been brought forward, and now it’s just moments away. And then, he spills his coffee. All over his clean white shirt. And something snaps. He can never go back. Or can he? He glances at a Secret Santa joke present and suddenly he is discovering what SPILLAGE really means, through anagrams, through characters from deep within the realms of his subconscious, and through a spillage control presentation.

*Scratch & Spit, Monday, February 25, Lyric Theatre, Bridport. Starting on a pay-what-you-think basis with a suggestion of £10. Doors and bar open at 7 for a 7:30pm start. If you want to perform, turn up as close to 7pm as possible.