13 March: Ambrose Pierce

Edwardian magician William Marriott surrounded by ghost hands.

Edwardian stage magician and illusionist William Marriott. (Image source: Alistair Gentry)

The last reading before the Easter break is Ambrose Pierce, a screenplay by Richard Cosgrove.

When Ambrose Pierce, an Edwardian magician, escapes from Hell and arrives in present-day London, he must convince psychiatrist Dr Anna Mirza that he is not insane. And also free her from a parasitical ghost before it drives her to suicide.

This is the third major redraft of this pilot for a supernatural drama TV series, which was originally premiered at ScriptTank.

The reading starts at 6:45 for 7:00, above the Blue Posts pub, Rupert Street, nearest tubes Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square.

There’s a £3 charge per session.