Flint & Pitch Productions was established in 2016 to provide a much-needed platform for emerging, Scottish spoken word, theatre, live literature and music acts alongside a best of established artists. From multi-act, late-night Revue showcases to producing long-form spoken word theatre; innovative book launches to large-scale Variety Nights, Flint & Pitch has swiftly established itself as a lynchpin of the Scottish live literature scene. Meet the team!
Flint & Pitch Productions was established in 2016 by director Jenny Lindsay, a spoken word poet, performer, programmer and promoter who was one-half of cult literary cabaret Rally & Broad (2012 – 16). It was set up partly to continue the stellar work of Rally & Broad in showcasing spoken word to new audiences, popularising the art-form and championing new voices alongside established literary and performance talent, and partly to explore new ways of taking spoken word to new spaces, particularly into theatre spaces.
With a firm commitment to paying all artists who take to Flint & Pitch’s stages, at all levels, alongside a love and passion for creating innovative showcases and unique formats for shows, Flint & Pitch has since firmly established itself as a vital part of the burgeoning spoken word and live literature scene in Edinburgh and beyond.
From October 2016 – July 2017, Flint & Pitch was grateful to receive Creative Scotland funding towards the costs of a diverse series of seven “Revue” shows at The Bongo Club, as well as towards the cost of the scene-changing “Flint & Pitch Presents” series at The Scottish Storytelling Centre, which focused on providing a new platform for touring spoken word theatre alongside local support artists.
In addition to this core funded project, Flint & Pitch also programmed events for the Scottish Book Trust, the Festival of Politics, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Hidden Door and, notably, the Lyceum Theatre, with the Lyceum Variety Nights gaining 4 and 5 star reviews across the board.
In 2017 - 18, Flint & Pitch build on the success of the above by independently producing a number of events across Scotland, and also focussing on producing long-form works by Hannah Lavery (The Drift, now with The National Theatre of Scotland) and Colin McGuire’s The Wake-Up Call (ongoing).
2019 sees Flint & Pitch producing a series of spoken word theatre shows and masterclasses, including This Script by director Jenny Lindsay.