20 February – The Spark by Ron Fernee

February’s reading at ScriptTank’s new home at The Wheatsheaf is a new stage play by Ron Fernee.

The Spark is a full length play, by Ron Fernee. It’s set in the penalty box of a local football pitch. While Tim practises for a trial at the Chelsea Football Academy, his life seems to crumble around him. Can his own spark save him? Not just for footie fans.

The evening starts at 6:45 for a 7pm start at the readings are held upstairs at The Wheatsheaf pub, at 25 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1DG.

There is a £3 fee for all members attending the reading.

If you are interested in joining ScriptTank, please contact us. Please remember you will need to attend at least two readings during this winter-spring season to have your script read in our winter/spring 2017 season.

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Untold Stories new writing festival at Slam Theatre – 25 and 26 Feb

One of ScriptTank’s newer members, Mark Lindow, is producing a showcase of new writing at Slam Creative Space, a new theatre in King’s Cross.

Untold Stories will be featuring six new works from established and new writers –Hannah Khalil, Jung Sun Den Hollander, Ivan Faute, Nick Myles and Martin Brett – as well as Mark himself. (And Silas Hawkins, one of ScriptTank’s regular ensemble, will be performing in Mark’s work.)

Three of the works to be showcased were developed in partnership with the Arts Council and will begin a national and an international tour soon.

Slam is a new creative space and theatre, which has a remit to develop new writing. it is located at 32 Cubitt Street, a 10-minute walk from Kings Cross Underground Station, in the Only Connect building on the corner of Frederick and Cubitt Streets.

Untold Stories runs over 25-26 February. Tickets cost £10 (£7.50 for concessions).

Please go along and show your support.

23 Jan – Shorts Night opens ScriptTank’s 2017

 

As is traditional on ScriptTank’s return from a hiatus, this month our first meeting will be a Shorts Night.

On 23 January, we’ll be hearing short scripts from a selection of writers. In previous nights scripts for short films and web serials, extracts from works-in-progress, as well as pitches and treatments of new projects, have all been heard.

If you are new ScriptTank member and haven’t had a chance to come to ScriptTank, this is a chance to see what it’s like first-hand.

If you are a new member interested in submitting a script for the Shorts Night, please email Katharine Way. Each work must take no longer than 15 minutes to read (a maximum of 15 pages, using standard screenplay format).

When and where

We will be meeting at The Wheatsheaf pub (25 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1DG),  on Monday, 23 January, at 6.45pm for a 7pm start for the Shorts Night.

If you are interested in joining ScriptTank, please contact us.

Monday is now ScriptTank Day

Happy 2017!

ScriptTank will be returning later this month.

While we are continuing to meet at The Wheatsheaf pub (25 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1DG), we’ve had to change our meetings to sporadic Mondays.

Also, we’ll only be meeting once a month until Easter. The confirmed dates for ScriptTank’s Winter-Spring meetings are:

  • 23 January
  • 20 Feb
  • 6 March
  • 3 April

We are searching out for a second venue, which will allow us to return to a fortnightly schedule. Please subscribe to the blog, or join our Facebook group for further details.

We will continue to meet at 6:45 for a 7pm start. There is a £3 fee for all members attending the reading.

If you are interested in joining ScriptTank, please contact us. Please remember you will need to attend at least two readings during this season to have your script read in our summer 2017 season.

If you are a current member and would like would a slot, please email Esther.

 

 

15 December – ScriptTank Shorts Night and Festive Drinks

 

On the 15 December, ScriptTank will be holding a special Shorts Night – which we need scripts for – and our annual Christmas Drinks.

First, we’ll be hearing short scripts from a selection of writers. The works we’ll hear from will range from complete scripts for short films, web series as well as extracts from works-in-progress for TV, film and radio, and pitches of new projects.

If you are new ScriptTank member and haven’t had a chance to come to ScriptTank, you will give you the chance to see the range of styles and works ScriptTank can help you with. It’s also a chance to have your script read and receive feedback, and see what it’s like first-hand.

If you are a new member interested in submitting a script for the Shorts Night, please email Katharine Way. Your piece should be no longer than 20 pages (or minutes) long.

After the readings, members are invited to stick around for ScriptTank’s annual Christmas Drinks. The first drink is on ScriptTank.

The evening starts at 6:45 for a 7pm start at the readings are held upstairs at The Wheatsheaf pub, at 25 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1DG, on 15 December.

There is a £3 fee for all members attending the reading.

The Bone Orchard by Kate Lock on Radio 4 (and don’t forget Katharine Way’s Doctors)

On Wednesday afternoon, Radio 4 will be putting on The Bone Orchard by one of ScriptTank’s veteran member, the award-winning Kate Lock.

In The Bone Orchard, Sue returns home to Liverpool for her parents’ wedding anniversary and is forced to face a secret from her father’s past and the truth about their relationship.

The Bone Orchard will be on Radio 4 2.15pm on Wednesday, 7 December. And it’ll be available on the BBC iPlayer for a week afterwards.

Also, Katharine Way’s latest episode of Doctors – The Invisible Woman – was broadcast on Tuesday, 6 December. It will be on the iPlayer for another month.

More Liberty Tales with Carrie Cohen

There are two more readings from Liberty Tales – an anthology containing one of Carrie Cohen’s stories – coming up in London.

On Saturday, 5 December, it will be performed at Housmans Bookshop in Kings Cross.  And on 10 December, they’ll be readings held at North Kensington Library.

Liberty Tales, which is published by Arachne Press, is an anthology inspired by the signing of the Magna Carta – the first bill of rights  for British citizens, signed by King John in 1215.

Copies of Liberty Tales will be available for purchase at the events, or can be ordered from Arachne Press’s website.

1 December – The Anonymous Alcoholic by Alain Kramer

ScriptTank’s next reading on 1 December will be The Anonymous Alcoholic – a feature script by Alain Kramer.

Rita Mills is surprised to discover that she is named as a beneficiary in the will of her recently deceased alcoholic “neighbour from hell”, Keith Tilroy. In Keith’s diary, she finds a fragmented account of his family life, friends and relationship with her. But one mystery of is past is missing. A part that might have triggered his spiral of self-destruction. Finding friends that knew him, lead Rita to his hometown in Yorkshire where she discovers a shocking secret.

The evening starts at 6:45 for a 7pm start at the readings are held upstairs at The Wheatsheaf pub, at 25 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1DG.

There is a £3 fee for all members attending the reading.

If you are interested in joining ScriptTank, please contact us. Please remember you will need to attend at least two readings during this winter-spring season to have your script read in our winter/spring 2017 season.

Liberty Tales book launch, starring Carrie Cohen

One of ScriptTank’s regular performers, Carrie Cohen, is now a published author.

Carrie’s work is being featured in Liberty Tales from Arachne Press: an anthology inspired by the signing of the Magna Carta – the first bill of rights  for British citizens, signed by King John in 1215.

As part of the book’s launch, Carrie will be performing pieces from Liberty Tales.

The launch is being held at 7.30pm at West Greenwich Library146 Greenwich High Road, London SE10 8NN.

Copies of Liberty Tales will be available for purchase at the launch event, or can be ordered from Arachne Press’s website. To confirm if you’re attending, email Arachne Press.