April 10 – Alma

Portrait of Francis Mawson Rattenbury

This week sees a ScriptTank’s summer season start with a first for this writing group: a reading, and performing, of a new stage musical.

Alma, written by Jonathan Cohen (music) and David Cottis (book and lyrics), tells the story of one of Britain’s greatest crimes of passion.

In October 1934, Alma Rattenbury, a romantic songwriter who wrote as ‘Lozanne’, began an affair with her 19 year-old chaffeur, George Stoner.

In April 1935, the two of them were accused of the murder of her sixty year-old husband, Francis Mawson Rattenbury.

For this, ScriptTank’s first musical, the songs will be sung and played live by the composer, Jonathan Cohen.

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.