Next week’s ScriptTank reading is Superhero Snail Boy, a children’s stage play by Elizabeth Muncey.
Superhero Snail Boy examines what it is like to lose someone you love through the eyes and experience of a child. We learn that, much like an adult’s, the emotional landscape of their lives is riddled with anxiety, pain and sadness. The vulnerability they feel is palpable, and if left unattended capable of lasting a lifetime.
Through imagination and blossoming friendship the play sees the two protagonists battle their way to a better place. Where hope grows in the form of enormous flowers, and breakthroughs are found in the smashing of plates. Solace is sought from a giant snail who carries the nighttime, and parents are parented by the wisdom and courage of the young.
The play carries a message for all: Be brave – you are bigger than your fears. You can be the saviour of your own situation because hope and victory resides from within. And don’t be scared of the night time – it’s there for a reason.
There’s a £3 charge per session.