7 Feb – Star Struck by Katharine Way

At the next ScriptTank meeting on 7 February we will hear Star Struck, a radio play by Katharine Way.

Two astronomers, Cal and Sarah, spend a fortnight at a remote observatory, watching a distant cataclysm: thousands of light-years away a star is ripped to pieces by a black hole. But as they wait for the main event, Cal detects a mysterious signal from deep space, both of them start to question everything they have ever believed…
Star Struck is a radio play, previously broadcast in the Afternoon Drama slot on Radio 4, which Katharine is considering re-adapting for other media.

The studio will be open from 7pm, but the reading will start at 7.30pm so the room can be set up.

If you’d like to bring guests to this reading, please let Katharine and Richard know.

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.