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42Performing Research: Scratch Night – 19th Feb, 7pm, Northern Stage. Tickets online or via Box Office 0191 230 5151.

Discover innovative, enthralling and surprising performances where academic research meets actors, theatre makers, dancers and writers. A scratch night of brand new theatre inspired by research being conducted right now at Newcastle University.

Together with researchers we are exploring how theatre and drama practices can enable academic research to be more democratic, more accessible and more relevant to communities.

Leading on from a successful pilot in 2013/14 Cap-a-Pie is again running “Performing Research: Studio” from January 2015 at Newcastle University culminating in a scratch night at Northern Stage on 19th February. The six week programme brings together artists and researchers to co-create new theatre inspired by the academics’ research.

This project is kindly supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Newcastle University via the Engagement Team and supported by Newcastle University Institute for Creative Arts Practice.

If you are an artist, community organisation or researcher and you are interested in getting involved in Performing Research please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We work with both academic researchers and community groups to facilitate communication and explore together how theatre can lead to more connected research.


Cap-a-Pie believe the combined skills of theatre makers and academics allow for appropriate and rewarding academic impact, a powerful vehicle for dissemination and a means of conducting community engaged research.