ScriptTank 10 July – ‘Powers That Be’ by Melville Lovatt

ScriptTank on 10 July will be hearing (potentially) two new stage plays by Melville Lovatt: The Powers That Be and a short work entitled The Kiss.

The Powers That Be

Matt and Gary are minding a man and awaiting instructions from the powers that be. Instructions which will decide the man’s fate, and also, unbeknown to Gary, his own. For Gary, the time has finally come to prove himself to the powers that be. It’s an aptitude test of some kind, that’s all.

If time allows on the night, we may also hear Melville’s short piece The Kiss.

The Kiss

After seeing them kissing, Simon is convinced his wife, Sonya, is having an affair with his best friend, Clive. The kiss triggers in Simon a desire for revenge, bringing into sharp focus the fragile boundaries of friendship. Beneath seemingly inconsequential conversation, a darker narrative begins to unfold which leads to an ironic, ambiguous conclusion.

The reading is being held on the night of a World Cup semi-final, but we hope you can make it no matter which teams are playing that evening.

We have one more reading confirmed for next week on 17 July. After that, ScriptTank will be taking its summer vacation and will return in the autumn.


ScriptTank new summer schedule

ScriptTank is taking a short break over Ramadan, as our venue is not able to host us.

This means we will be restarting the season in late June. The new dates are as follows:

  • 26 June – Filling the Gaps by Sarah Davis
  • 3 July – Natalie Ekberg’s A Miracle for Minty
  • 10 July – The Powers That Be by Melville Lovatt
  • 17 July – A new play by Kate Lock
  • 24 July – Venue availability TBC

The full details about the reading on 26 June will be posted closer to the time.

15 May – Sponges by Urszula Kucharczyk

The next reading a ScriptTank will be the play Sponges – a comedy-drama written by one of our newest members Urszula Kucharczyk.
Agata, Sylwia and Helena are Polish immigrants, living in Manchester and working in a factory: Ahata is a machine operator, while Sylwia and Helena pack sponges. When Agata is promoted to team leader she is conflicted at first, but she tries to use her position to improve working conditions for her friends. And she learns Helena is to be sacked, she starts fighting to save her friend… This play asks, how do you live when you have been robbed of your dreams?
Please come along and show your support next Tuesday, 15 May.
After this reading, ScriptTank will be taking a short break, as our venue will not be available over Ramadan.