1 May – ‘May Day’ Shorts Night

On the 1st May – May Day bank holiday – ScriptTank will be holding one of our occasional Shorts Nights.

If you have a short piece of work – such as a short film, an extract from a full script, or a treatment or outline for a new performance work – you can have it read out.

Unlike a regular meeting, you don’t need to have to come to at least three meetings to have something read on a Shorts Night. So if you’re new to ScriptTank and want to dip your toes in the waters of criticism, this is the time to do it.

If you have a short piece you’d like read, please send an email to Katharine. Include the name of the piece, the medium it is for (theatre, radio, film or TV), and its casting needs (performing ages of the characters, and how many male and female actors the script requires).

Pieces must be no longer than 10 minutes long when read out (about 10 pages for a correctly formatted script).

(Please note, the date given for this reading in the ScriptTank newsletter was incorrect. Sorry for the confusion.)

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Sorry but ScriptTank’s new season is postponed

Unfortunately, ScriptTank’s spring-summer term will not be starting this week, as we originally planned.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, our new venue won’t be available.

We are hoping to start readings again later in May, with a traditional Shorts Night.

Once we are able to schedule readings, we will announce the dates.

We are sorry about the delay, but our new home will be worth the wait.

Open season

A couple of years ago, we implemented a rule requiring members to attend at least two readings in a term to qualify for a reading in the following term.

We realise that many of you have been unable to attend meetings regularly – if at all – since we lost our home at The Blue Posts.

Because of that, this attendance rule is being waived.

Any full member of ScriptTank can ask for their work to be read this term.

If you haven’t had a piece read in a while, now’s a good time to bring something in.

New members of ScriptTank still have to attend three readings before they can have a night. However, you are welcome to have works read during any Short Nights held before then.

3 April – Sunrise by Richard Cosgrove

On Monday, 3 April, ScriptTank will be hearing Sunrise – a horror-thriller by Richard Cosgrove.

This will be the last ScriptTank reading before Easter. Readings will begin again in May.

Maggie learns that the pack of vampires who have enslaved her as a child, plan to kill her and force 11-year-old Chris to serve them. In a desperate attempt to save herself, she escapes the vampire’s home, taking Chris as a bargaining chip. As Maggie drags the recently orphaned boy across the UK in order to escape to Europe, hunted in every step by Maggie’s masters, she grows to care for the boy. But she doesn’t realise that Chris’ fate is already sealed, as is her own.

Sunrise is a disturbing and violent low-budget horror feature, set in the UK. This is new draft of a script that was heard at ScriptTank last year.

Where and when

ScriptTank readings are held at the Wheatsheaf Pub, Rathbone Place, in the upstairs room.

Please arrive at 6.45pm for a 7pm. The reading will wrap up around 10pm.

Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road (Northern Line)