Digital Scratch Night

We're not going to let something like a pandemic stop us from bringing some of the best local talent to you! We still can't bring our Scratch Nights back in person, so - we've gone digital.

We'll be uploading to this page once a week with some cracking, creative content. There'll be loads of different stuff going on, from photography to music to comedy. 

Don't worry if you can't regularly check this page, because we'll also be sharing everything we upload across our social media platforms.


Donny Lad

Donny Lad is Doncaster's own Drag King, who burst on to the scene in 2018. He has performed at many venues across the North and after only four months of doing drag, was crowned winner of his first drag battle.

'I performed this number during my first gig at Doncasters fluidity night. However, this video is a different take on it. Doing the song for a digital performance is challenging because there's no audience to feed off; I hope it has allowed me to show more emotion and Donny's softer side.'


Bipolar Abdul

Doncaster-based Drag Artist, Member of Zehaus and Co-founder of FLUID/ITY Doncaster, Doncaster's LGBT+ Night.

'I chose this concept as I would never choose to do something like this live. I wanted to push the gender blur so I decided to emulate Jonathan Van Ness from Netflix's Queer Eye. I admire JVN so much for how authentic they are. You can see on the show that some people have never met a non binary person before, and are often spellbound by their entire persona. They aren't just a celebrity, there's activism and a fight for queer causes. I wish I had been able to watch JVN on TV when I was young and confused. I settled on this song as it's a real juxtaposition to the way Jonathan presents themselves, yet a lot of the lyrics are significant to gender, and satire of capitalist and materialistic culture of the modern world.'

Content Warning: Strong language  


Kurt Lindley

Kurt Lindley’s creative contributions to our Digital Scratch Night are heartfelt spoken word pieces exploring his personal experience of grief, loss & survival. We’ve released them today on Kurt's wife's birthday to celebrate their life together.

Content warning: Themes of grief & bereavement.

I held her whilst she took her last breath

I'm Living in Guilt

The Fear of Falling in Love

Success is Getting Dressed


Lizzie Robin & Seán Crawford

Lizzie was born and bred in Doncaster and has had the immense pleasure of performing in Cast theatre’s Christmas Pantomime twice (Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk). She studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and last year toured around the country with the Mikron Theatre Company, using music and multi-rolling to bring theatre anywhere for anyone. She’s usually found with a saxophone nearby.

Seán has spent the last 3 years in the UK after moving over from his native Dublin to perform in Sam Mendes’ “The Ferryman”. He has fallen in love with Yorkshire, although does miss a decent pint of Guinness. During lockdown, he has enjoyed having more time to write scenes/sketches/plays.

'‘Hang Shall I’ is a dark comedy where a woman stumbles across a man who has a noose around his neck. It explores human decency - or lack of – and honesty, existentialism and the challenges of life, consciousness and choices.'

Download the script here.


Kylie Noble

Kylie Noble is a freelance journalist and writer, from Ireland, living in Doncaster. In recent years, she has started to take her poetry more seriously but has never had her poetry published or shared in any form - until now!

'I have been poor a lot and have signed onto benefits a lot. I've worked in numerous jobs, including as a bar maid in an Irish pub in London and as a care worker in a dementia home in Surrey. I quit writing for over a year, as the stress of working to survive, and trying to write on the side, was too much. I identify as queer and have several disabilities. I believe the intersections of class, gender, sexuality and disability mean I have faced multiple barriers in society, and in the journalism and writing worlds. I also believe these life experiences mean I have a lot of valuable insights to share, via my writing.'




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