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.

24 January – Hit Chicks by Chukwudi Onwere

On Friday, 24 January, we will be hearing Hit Chicks, a stage play by Chukwudi Onwere.

Letesha and Alesha are hired to kill. They also have an ulterior motive. Their next ‘hit’ is big money, but it proves a challenge. This puts the sisters lives in jeopardy and if they’re not careful, their main mission will be in tatters… Who will survive?

Hit Chicks is a dark comedy urban-thriller on sibling rivalry, retribution and betrayal in London’s criminal underworld.

This is an updated piece. An earlier draft was heard at ScriptTank in 2014.

Moving to Fridays

This term we are meeting every second Friday, until 17 April. The confirmed readings for our upcoming term are:

24 January – Hit Chicks by Chukwudi Onwere
7 February – Available
21 February – The Box by Richard Cosgrove
6 March – new work by Tom Wentworth
20 March – Available
3 April – Available
17 April – Available

20 Nov – Hope Street by Alan Kramer

Next week, ScriptTank will be hearing Hope Street – a pilot for a comedy series by Alan Kramer.

In the mid-80s, Sean Savage dreams to form a band at Liverpool’s legendary College of Art where John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe started their creative partnership. But in a city overflowing with bands, Sean will have to fight musical apathy, face gangs robbing equipment, and prove to his peers and his radical department head that he has what it takes to be a true artist. On this journey of self-discovery, making friends, enemies, and finding love and inspiration from unlikely sources, he realises he might be moving in the wrong direction.

This is a coming-of-age, drama/comedy about finding your creative calling. How adversity and conflict can help overcome self-doubt and be the driving force and influence for creativity and artistic expression. How important time and place can shape one’s artistic destiny.

This week, the reading will begin at 7.30pm. Members can arrive from 7pm.