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.
From the 25 September, ScriptTank will be meeting a new venue: Theatre Deli Broadgate.
At Theatre Deli we will have a rehearsal studio to hold readings in private and where everyone can be heard. Below are photos of the studio space.
If you have not been to ScriptTank for a while, please join us again.
Along with our great new venue, which is suitable for readings, we have some exciting new ideas for the future we want to share with you.
ScriptTank will be meeting every second Wednesday from 9 October until 4 December. Then we will be taking our Christmas break.
We are waiting for some writers to confirm whether they can make upcoming dates. The full schedule will be published soon.
- 23 October – TBC
- 6 November – Untitled theatre piece by Mark Lindow
- 20 November – TBC
- 4 December – TBC and Christmas drinks
After December, ScriptTank should return in mid-to-late January.
Also, there will now be a £4 charge to attend a meeting, to cover the cost of hiring the studio space.
ScriptTank readings are only open to members. If you would like to join us, please visit this page which tells you how to apply for membership and get in touch with us.
Membership to ScriptTank is free. You only pay for attending our meetings.
At our next reading, we’ll be hearing a new screenplay by Ian D. Richardson – God’s Triangle. The script is based on Ian’s biography of his great aunt – a missionary in East Bengal during the First World War.
Florence ‘Florrie’ Cox was intersex but didn’t know it, having been brought up in an intensely religious family in an age when sex was a taboo topic. During the First World War, she was caught up in scandal and an Establishment cover-up after marrying missionary Reverend Frank Paice while his mistress, Olga Johnston, waited impatiently in the wings.
We hope to see you next Tuesday, to hear what promises to be a fascinating story.