ScriptTank – pandemic update

As ScriptTank’s next term has been cancelled, due to the pandemic, we are considering holding readings using video conferencing.

If things normalise later in the year, we plan to return to holding readings as normal.

In the meantime, please stay safe and indoors, and look after yourselves.

6 March – Bee Happy by Tom Wentworth

At the next ScriptTank meeting, we will hear Bee Happy, “a darkly comic 45 minute two-handler about bees, intergenerational buddies and bad behaviour” by Tom Wentworth.

Penny keeps bees on her roof. Desperate to escape during a house party, she persuades her young friend Ben to join her for drinks, gossip and a few home truths up on the roof. But things aren’t all that they seem, with Penny’s son missing – presumed dead. Penny’s tried to mould Ben to fit her son shaped hole, but what happens when your friendship is put on the line?

It was originally performed script-in-hand at the Old Red Lion in 2016.

21 Feb – Two Weddings by Gary Thomas

At the next ScriptTank meeting, we will hear Two Weddings, a TV pilot by Katharine Way.
Sharon and Dave are the most competitive brother and sister ever. A couple of months before Sharon is to marry Gareth, their Nan, who has always sorted them out, drops dead. And dear old gran has £4 million in her will which no one knew about, and leaves it to ‘The happy couple’ but doesn’t name them. As Dave proposes to his boyfriend, but Nan has left a series of tasks designed to make brother and sister get along. But will it all end in tears?
Two Weddings is a pilot for a half-hour TV comedy.

As this is a 30-minute script, we may also hear another short script by Gary, if time allows.

The studio will be open from 7pm, but the reading will start at 7.30pm so the room can be set up.

If you’d like to bring guests to this reading, please let Katharine and Richard know.