'Alex doesn't sleep much. He sits up most nights writing pages and pages of thoughts, spilling his soul out onto paper he sits and reminisces. Trying to discover his purpose. He sits and writes. And drinks. But to what purpose? That's where Alexander steps in. To make sense of your problems sometimes you just have to push through them, argue through them or drink through them. There are some lines you shouldn't cross. There are some thoughts you shouldn't write down. There has always been an itch. And the only way to scratch it… is to scream.'
I.T.C.H, or Information Transfer By Chemical Hallucinations was originally developed as part of Leeds Metropolitans Studio Theatre Scratch Night. This 10 minuet piece was then developed into I.T.C.H. The piece addresses the idea of how the writers and performers Matthew Allen and Anton Krasauskas cope with their lives, how they construct arguments and how they deal with their problems.
The piece is set in a surreal environment where the performers attempt to take them selves and the audience on a journey through a heavy text narrative and heavy drinking onstage.
Below is I.T.C.H in four parts. If you’d like a higher qualty copy of this show please contact us.
Below: The text is from the original ending of Itch, the ended was changed during the first tour of I.T.C.H
Above: Setting up for Itch. Below: Itch performed live in fast forward.