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.

 

 

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That Man by Wendy Gill at The Hippodrome

One of ScriptTank’s members, Wendy Gill, is lucky enough to have one of her shows being put on in the glamorous location of The Hippodrome in Leicester Square.

Wendy’s musical, That Man, will have two performances at the Hippodrome on Tuesday, 20 September.

It’s 1957, and Chas puts his best friend Rick to the test when he suggests a wager, based upon winning the favours of Rosa, the singing star at London’s famous cabaret club, The Flamingo. When the wager backfires, Rick faces a dilemma. His pride and his position among his peer group force him to take a course of action in total conflict with his desires…

That Man features performances Jonny Labey (Eastenders), Sabrina Aloueche (We Will Rock You), Christoper Howell (Wicked), TreyeCohen (Lion King), Rhiannon Chesterman (Mrs Henderson Presents) and Kate England (To Kill a Mockingbird).

That Man’s director is the award-winning director Paul Boyd (Molly Wobbly), musical direction by Iain Vince-Gatt, and choreography by multi-award nominated Anthony Whiteman.

And it features the songs That Man, Liquid Lunch and A Night Like This, which have been popularised by the Dutch jazz singer Caro Emerald.

Tickets are available from the Hippodrome.

April 10 – Alma

Portrait of Francis Mawson Rattenbury

This week sees a ScriptTank’s summer season start with a first for this writing group: a reading, and performing, of a new stage musical.

Alma, written by Jonathan Cohen (music) and David Cottis (book and lyrics), tells the story of one of Britain’s greatest crimes of passion.

In October 1934, Alma Rattenbury, a romantic songwriter who wrote as ‘Lozanne’, began an affair with her 19 year-old chaffeur, George Stoner.

In April 1935, the two of them were accused of the murder of her sixty year-old husband, Francis Mawson Rattenbury.

For this, ScriptTank’s first musical, the songs will be sung and played live by the composer, Jonathan Cohen.

The reading starts at 6:45 for 7:00, above the Blue Posts pub, Rupert Street, nearest tubes Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square.

There’s a £3 charge per session.