17 February – Soldiers Live To Die by Robin Marchal

 

Robin Marshall Soldiers Live To Die

The next reading at ScriptTank will by Robin Marchal’s new radio play, Soldiers Live To Die.

1815 – The eve of the battle of Waterloo. Long deserted wife and mother, Elizabeth, walks 30km with her two sons to meet her husband, their father, soldier, Jean-Baptiste. As Napoleon, lately escaped from Elba, nears with his massed army to fight the British and Allied forces he will face ‘traitors’, soldiers who had formerly fought with him from Portugal to Moscow and back, but, because of their geographic situation in the Netherlands and Belgium, are now absorbed into the Allied army. Jean-Baptiste is one of those. He need not fight and could be put into Reserve.

Can she persuade him not to fight? Will the sight of his two children touch his long alienated heart. Does he still love her? Does she love him? At least, showing son Hector the horrors of battle will deter him from ever wanting to become a soldier. Or will it…

The evening starts at 6:45 for 7:00 at the Blue Posts pub, Rupert Street, for this reading. The nearest tubes are Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus.

Future readings

  • 2 March – Sunrise: a horror feature by Richard Cosgrove
  • 16 March – Easter Shorts Night
  • 30 March – Radio play by Phil Misson

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19 February – Adam’s Eaves by Robin Marchal

Adam's Eaves

The next reading at ScriptTank will be a new stage play by Robin Marchal: Adam’s Eaves.

Two scaffolders are fixing facia board from a tiny cherry-picker 30 foot up the side of an old, large isolated house in Essex. Adam is a man who’s has done it all. Teenager Fraser wet and new to the job. When they are marooned when the cherry-picker’s hydraulics fail a vengeful relationship evolves as the cold November night draws in. Who will survive?

The evening starts at 6:45 for 7:00 at the Blue Posts pub, Rupert Street, for this reading. The nearest tubes are Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus.

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24 April – nanJO

Grandmother and baby

Next week’s ScriptTank reading is of nanJO, a stage play by Robin Marchal.

Nan hates estranged daughter, Molly. Molly hates her Mam. The poison spreads to the next generation. Madison despises her Mam, Molly, feels indifferent to her Nan and increasingly alienates herself from family. And boyfriend Tyler faces it all in a laid-back style.

Does it matter? Do they need each other? Is nuclear family relationship important in society? Are these questions that are primarily left for reflection in older age – where there is time to think, perhaps recognize the need for memory of past, a life fully lived, the importance of having a satisfying history?

The reading starts at 6:45 for 7:00, above the Blue Posts pub, Rupert Street, nearest tubes Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square.

There’s a £3 charge per session.