ScriptTank 10 July – ‘Powers That Be’ by Melville Lovatt

ScriptTank on 10 July will be hearing (potentially) two new stage plays by Melville Lovatt: The Powers That Be and a short work entitled The Kiss.

The Powers That Be

Matt and Gary are minding a man and awaiting instructions from the powers that be. Instructions which will decide the man’s fate, and also, unbeknown to Gary, his own. For Gary, the time has finally come to prove himself to the powers that be. It’s an aptitude test of some kind, that’s all.

If time allows on the night, we may also hear Melville’s short piece The Kiss.

The Kiss

After seeing them kissing, Simon is convinced his wife, Sonya, is having an affair with his best friend, Clive. The kiss triggers in Simon a desire for revenge, bringing into sharp focus the fragile boundaries of friendship. Beneath seemingly inconsequential conversation, a darker narrative begins to unfold which leads to an ironic, ambiguous conclusion.

The reading is being held on the night of a World Cup semi-final, but we hope you can make it no matter which teams are playing that evening.

We have one more reading confirmed for next week on 17 July. After that, ScriptTank will be taking its summer vacation and will return in the autumn.

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