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.

 

 

10 November – Sleepy Time Girl and Back for More by Michael Barry

The first reading at ScriptTank’s new home at The Wheatsheaf is a double bill of radio plays by Michael Barry: Sleepy Time Gal and Back For More.

Sleepy Time Gal

Gillian is having a deserved lie-in. But life – and her husband, daughter and ex-boyfriend – won’t let her be. As the telephone calls throw up difficulties and possibilities, conscious and unconscious, an exhausted Gillian plunges into a dream world to resolve the emotional turmoil provoked by all these people who will not let her sleep. Can she make sense of a world where it seems everyone expects her to satisfy their demands without giving much in return? And can the advice of a long dead budgie be of any help whatsoever?

Back For More

When debonair Charles Fraser is run over by a truck and so snatched from Parliament, his wife, his mistress, and his role as an adviser to developing nations, the world is taken aback – although it doesn’t mourn unduly. Now dead, not over-valued but still one of the team, he seems an ideal candidate for an astonishing experiment in biotechnology, and it may be that Charles Fraser can be awakened from death – if his enemies in Parliament all the experiment to continue.

The evening starts at 6:45 for a 7pm start at the readings are held upstairs at The Wheatsheaf pub, at 25 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1DG.

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 winter-spring season to have your script read in our winter/spring 2017 season.

13 April – No More Secrets by Phil Mison

The first reading of ScriptTank’s summer season is Phil Mison’s No More Secrets – a radio play set in a dystopian near-future Britain that could still come true.

After the Middle East tinderbox ignites in a limited nuclear exchange a new geo-political landscape takes shape. UK politics shift radically to the right. The UK, no longer a member of the EEC, has become a one-party state. But what happens when the honourable and law abiding get labelled enemies of the people? Where do you run when there’s nowhere to hide? What sacrifices do you embrace to survive? Your principles, your beliefs, even your own family?

The evening starts at 6:45 for a 7pm start at the Blue Posts pub, Rupert Street. The nearest tubes are Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus.

If you are interested in joining ScriptTank, please contact us. If you are a current member, please remember you will need to attend at least two readings during this winter-spring season to have their script read in our autumn/winter 2016 season.