Scratch & Play: a Scratch night hosted with Theatre Delicatessen

David Finnagan

Coney hosts another scratch night of play at the Old Library with Theatre Delicatessen.

Saturday 20 May, 7.30pm
Tickets: £6/£8

Curated by Associate in Residence David Finnigan and Coney, we’ll be presenting five new pieces of playing and gaming theatre:


Being Biological by Heather Barnett

Being Biological is a participatory experiment inviting groups of people to engage with non-human notions of collective intelligence. Through following simple behavioural rules the experiment aims to prompt emergent action and rich conversations about agency, communication and cooperation… amongst other things.

Heather Barnett is an artist, researcher and educator working with natural phenomena, complex systems and biological design.



(a piece of) The Common by Coney

Coney here represented by Associate Afreena Islam, Tassos Stevens and Segen Yosef

The Common, a political consultancy firm, want to let you in on a secret. A secret about the times we’re living in.

The Common is a piece of interactive game-theatre for a playing audience, exploring our political mindsets beyond party politics.

@agencyofconey | #TheCommon


Research and Development: Test 1 by Sarah Fine & Rhiannon Armstrong

Sarah Fine is an analytical philosopher working on the political philosophy of immigration. Rhiannon Armstrong is an interactive performance maker working on a lifelong series called Instructions for Empathetic Living. Ice and Fire are a theatre company exploring human rights stories through performance.

Sarah and Rhiannon are part-way through some collaborative research and development that we hope will result in a piece of work for Ice and Fire to produce.

We are going to try some things out.

@DrSJFine @armstrongtactic

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Deep Futures and Great Hungers by David Finnigan

Imagine dropping grains of sand on to a table. Over time, the grains of sand build up into a pile. If you keep dropping sands, the sides will get steeper, and eventually, a grain of sand will trigger the first avalanche.

David Finnigan is a writer, theatre-maker, festival producer and Coney Associate in Residence who makes work exploring game theory, network theory, climate/global change and systems science.



Conditional Love by Simon Katan

Conditional Love is a semi-musical interactive musing on the theme of narcissism and its digital manifestations. Controlling their own fleshy avatar from your phone, each audience member caresses and grows their avatar as they shudder and squeal into life, interactions and relationships.

Simon Katan is a digital artist with a background in music and a strong preoccupation with games and play.


There are still a few tickets available and you can book yours here.

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