22 January – Shorts Night

On 22 January, we will be holding a Shorts Night to open our 2019 readings.

During a Shorts Night, we will be hearing a selection of works that are 10 minutes or less. It is an opportunity to get feedback on short scripts, treatments, outlines and extracts of new pieces.

After the Shorts Night, we will be holding readings on the following dates: 5 February, 19 February, 5 March, 19 March, 2 April and 16 April. During these readings we will hear full-length scripts of theatrical and radio plays and screenplays.

If you are a ScriptTank member, please come along. If you would like to join, please get in touch using the contact form.

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4 December – The Box by Richard Cosgrove

The final reading of the 2018 run of ScriptTankwill be next Tuesday – 4 December. We will be hearing the first draft of a screenplay from Richard Cosgrove: The Box.

After a simple heist goes wrong, three criminals – a hacker, a hired gun, and a getaway driver – gather in a locked apartment with their score. If they can survive the next two hours, they are promised the biggest payouts of their lives. Each is ready to betray and be betrayed, but none are ready for what is inside the “box”.

The Box is a micro-budget science-fiction thriller about our culture’s reliance on technology and capitalism.

As this is the last reading for 2018, ScriptTank’s organisers wish you all a happy holiday season.

We will be returning in January 2019.

13 Nov – ‘The First Modern Man’ by Michael Barry and ‘Tea with Doris and Doreen’ by Nick Myles

The next ScriptTank meeting on 13 November will hear two pieces by Michael Barry and Nick Myles.

Michael Barry’s piece is The First Modern Man: a one-man play starring Jonathan Hansler, based on the life of French 16th century French essayist, Michel de Montaigne.

The modern world’s obsession with pundits helping you define your place in it with thoughts about sex, food, fashion, politics, sport, love, depression, happiness had its beginning with Michel de Montaigne – a humorous, wise, melancholic, French aristocrat who retired from public life to live in cultured seclusion. It didn’t work out. So Montaigne wrote anything which took his fancy (sex, cannibals, thumbs), tried to save France from civil wars, became mayor of Bordeaux, discovered world music, opposed colonialism, pitied witches, escaped the Inquisition, negotiated with kings, and slept with princes.

We’ll also be hearing a shorter work for theatre by Nick Myles: Tea with Doris and Doreen.

Lancaster, 1993. Elderly spinster sisters Doris and Doreen share a home, and two lifetimes’ worth of disputed memories. When visited by a pair of young volunteers, Doreen tells them about her wartime romance. But what part did Doris really play in the story?

Please do come along. There are only three more readings until we take a break until 2019.