Little Scratch
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Little Scratch

Little Scratch London Reviews and Tickets

(3 Ratings)
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Intense, Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Clever

About the Show

The stage adaptation of Rebecca Watson's debut novel about a woman facing an all-consuming trauma.

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39 Reviews | 1 Follower
Resonant, Relevant, Intense, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you liked the book or enjoy unusual, edgy theatre

Don't see it if you are looking for light-hearted entertainment

25 Reviews | 0 Followers
Slow, Intense, Edgy

See it if Your are a fan of director Katie Mitchell, and enjoy challenging experimental theatre.

Don't see it if You are upset by the very graphic description of sexual violence, you don't like tedious or long shows.

22 Reviews | 0 Followers
Intelligent, Great writing, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You loved the book; you like new, experimental theatre; you like plays that make you think

Don't see it if You're triggered by sexual assault, or you prefer more conventional theatre

Critic Reviews (9)

April 15th, 2023

"This is not a heightened narrative or grandiose melodrama...'little scratch' will burrow under the skin, but only if you allow it to."
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The Stage (UK)
April 17th, 2023

" has the same imaginative appeal as a radio play – but enhanced by the inflection of every facial expression. It’s unflinchingly thought-provoking and will stay with you."
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All That Dazzles (UK)
April 16th, 2023

" 'little scratch' is an outstanding adaptation of what must surely be an even more remarkable novel... Its writing is poignant and razor-sharp and its performances beautifully naturalistic, with an exemplary score."
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West End Best Friend
April 15th, 2023

"There is a worry that you may not be able to shake what you have experienced but then the amazement at what they have achieved sinks in and that is the only feeling left. A well-worded depiction of what is too often unspoken."
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Time Out London
November 12th, 2021
For a previous production

[The actors] throw themselves into the role emotionally, but don’t do a lot of body acting ... It would work almost as well on radio ... 'Little Scratch’ is a virtuoso articulation of a remarkable piece of writing.
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The Arts Desk
November 15th, 2021
For a previous production

To tackle a formally bold novel, Rebecca Watson’s recent little scratch, Mitchell and her adaptor, Miriam Battye, have fashioned something equally inventive that works perfectly in the small Downstairs space at the Hampstead.
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The London Evening Standard
November 12th, 2021
For a previous production

The attempt to bring that unnerving lack of quietness to the stage is strangely comforting. Amidst the cacophony, there’s an illuminating and unusual sense of beauty.
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The Guardian (UK)
November 12th, 2021
For a previous production

Played without an interval, these 100 minutes don’t quite match the propulsion of the novel, but the staging finds its own careful balance of airy exuberance and intense anger, and it carries the same lingering power.
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