20 July – Dangerous by Katharine Way


The final reading for this season of ScriptTank is Dangerous, a single-episode TV play by (the British Soap Award winning) Katharine Way.

Rose, 50s, faces a dilemma. Her son Paul is in prison, convicted of murdering his wife. Paul’s daughter Polly – 15, disturbed, grieving and raging at the world – now lives with Rose because she has no other family after Sue’s death. But Polly hates her grandmother, blaming her for what happened. She insists that her dad had been beating up her mum for years before he finally killed her and that Rose, like everyone else, didn’t want to know and did nothing. Rose loves her granddaughter, but as Polly’s behaviour becomes more and more extreme, Rose becomes afraid of her. And Paul, who she visits in prison, insists that Polly is lying – that she’s manipulative and violent, a compulsive liar and that she’s the dangerous one. Rose is forced to choose between her son and her granddaughter. Who will she believe? Whose side will she be on? And which of them is really dangerous?

The evening starts at 6:45 for a 7pm start at the Blue Posts pub, Rupert Street. The nearest tubes are Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus.

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This is the final ScriptTank meeting before our summer break. Remember: you need to have attended at least two readings to have your script read in our autumn/winter 2016 season.