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.

9 October – ‘Shoreditch Muse’ by Emma Zadow

The first full reading at ScriptTank’s new venue – Theatre Deli Broadgate – will be Shoreditch Muse by Emma Zadow – a portrait of Fanny Eaton: the mixed-race muse of Victorian London.

In Shoreditch, 1861, Fanny Eaton, the Jamaican-born laundress inspires the iconic Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti and begins to model for him in his studio.

She needs the money. He needs the model. But as the paint flies, charcoal smudges and canvases stretch, what must she sacrifice so Rossetti can create his masterpiece?

A moving portrait of the events surrounding Fanny Eaton: the mixed-race muse of Victorian London.

This play was first conceived at the Soho Theatre Writers Lab.

Shoreditch Muse promises to be a thoughtful and entertaining piece. Those of you who came to our Shorts Night last week will remember Emma’s powerful monologue set during the Moss Side Riots in Manchester.

Please do come to the reading, to help Emma develop her play further.

New season, new venue and a new Shorts Night

On the 25 September, ScriptTank will be returning at 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.

If you have not been to ScriptTank for a while, please join us again, as we have some exciting new ideas for the future.
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ScriptTank will then meet every second Wednesday for regular script readings.

Shorts Night – 25 Sept

Our first meeting at Theatre Deli will be our traditional Shorts Night.

If you would like your work read this night, send a copy of the script to <a href="mailto:Ekway189@googlemail.com"Katharine Way, with a breakdown of the cast needed.

All pieces must take less than 10 minutes to read (around 10 pages of a formatted script).

If you know another writer, director, producer, actor or script editor who would be interested in ScriptTank, please bring them along.

After the reading is finished, join us in Theatre Deli’s bar for drinks and networking.

Shorts Night details

  • Date: Wednesday, 25 September
  • Place: Studio 4, Theatre Deli Broadgate
  • Time: 6.45pm for 7pm start
  • Fee: £4 for all attendees