9 October – ‘Shoreditch Muse’ by Emma Zadow

The first full reading at ScriptTank’s new venue – Theatre Deli Broadgate – will be Shoreditch Muse by Emma Zadow – a portrait of Fanny Eaton: the mixed-race muse of Victorian London.

In Shoreditch, 1861, Fanny Eaton, the Jamaican-born laundress inspires the iconic Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti and begins to model for him in his studio.

She needs the money. He needs the model. But as the paint flies, charcoal smudges and canvases stretch, what must she sacrifice so Rossetti can create his masterpiece?

A moving portrait of the events surrounding Fanny Eaton: the mixed-race muse of Victorian London.

This play was first conceived at the Soho Theatre Writers Lab.

Shoreditch Muse promises to be a thoughtful and entertaining piece. Those of you who came to our Shorts Night last week will remember Emma’s powerful monologue set during the Moss Side Riots in Manchester.

Please do come to the reading, to help Emma develop her play further.

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New season, new venue and a new Shorts Night

On the 25 September, ScriptTank will be returning at a new venue: Theatre Deli Broadgate.

At Theatre Deli we will have a rehearsal studio to hold readings in private and where everyone can be heard.

If you have not been to ScriptTank for a while, please join us again, as we have some exciting new ideas for the future.
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ScriptTank will then meet every second Wednesday for regular script readings.

Shorts Night – 25 Sept

Our first meeting at Theatre Deli will be our traditional Shorts Night.

If you would like your work read this night, send a copy of the script to <a href="mailto:Ekway189@googlemail.com"Katharine Way, with a breakdown of the cast needed.

All pieces must take less than 10 minutes to read (around 10 pages of a formatted script).

If you know another writer, director, producer, actor or script editor who would be interested in ScriptTank, please bring them along.

After the reading is finished, join us in Theatre Deli’s bar for drinks and networking.

Shorts Night details

  • Date: Wednesday, 25 September
  • Place: Studio 4, Theatre Deli Broadgate
  • Time: 6.45pm for 7pm start
  • Fee: £4 for all attendees

16 April – The Kiss by Melville Lovatt

On 16 April the final ScriptTank of the current term will be The Kiss – a new stage play by Melville Lovatt.

Melville says that in this short play, “Simon observes his wife and best friend locked in an embrace. The kiss is long, passionate and highly inappropriate. Simon is convinced they must be having an affair and plans a terrible revenge.”

The dates for ScriptTank’s next term have not been confirmed yet. When they are, they will be posted here and in our members’ newsletter.