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.
Moving into Year 2, Flint & Pitch is delighted to continue providing new spaces and platforms for spoken word, theatre and music, alongside a great range of partners over the next year. Keep an eye out for our upcoming events! As a small organisation with big ambitions and a core team who all have a passion for live literature of all kinds, we welcome event commissions from partners and organisations who share these goals.