ScriptTank’s new home and future dates in 2016

Due to the loss of our old home, ScriptTank’s meetings will now be held at The Wheatsheaf pub (25 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1DG).

Because we took off October, in order to search for the new home, there will only be two more meetings this year.

On 1 December, we will be hearing a screenplay by Alain Kramer and 15 December will be a shorts night and our traditional Christmas party afterwards.

 

20 July – Dangerous by Katharine Way

 

The final reading for this season of ScriptTank is Dangerous, a single-episode TV play by (the British Soap Award winning) Katharine Way.

Rose, 50s, faces a dilemma. Her son Paul is in prison, convicted of murdering his wife. Paul’s daughter Polly – 15, disturbed, grieving and raging at the world – now lives with Rose because she has no other family after Sue’s death. But Polly hates her grandmother, blaming her for what happened. She insists that her dad had been beating up her mum for years before he finally killed her and that Rose, like everyone else, didn’t want to know and did nothing. Rose loves her granddaughter, but as Polly’s behaviour becomes more and more extreme, Rose becomes afraid of her. And Paul, who she visits in prison, insists that Polly is lying – that she’s manipulative and violent, a compulsive liar and that she’s the dangerous one. Rose is forced to choose between her son and her granddaughter. Who will she believe? Whose side will she be on? And which of them is really dangerous?

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.

This is the final ScriptTank meeting before our summer break. Remember: you need to have attended at least two readings to have your script read in our autumn/winter 2016 season.

8 June – Blocked by Mark Lindow

The next ScriptTank reading is a new draft of Mark Lindow‘s feature film Blocked. This is the second reading of this Cornwall-based drama.

Teenagers Jack and Fillan are outsiders. Trapped in a dying seaside town in Cornwall, they find themselves drifting together, caught in the riptide of their circumstance, they spend their time getting wasted and not taking life seriously. When Fillan’s dad dies Jack is there to help him forget, but the voyage they started together is heading for the rocks and tragedy. Folklore and Legends are prevalent in Cornwall, a county that is dependent on the sea. Blocked is a modern interpretation of some of these folklores and legends.

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 a current member, please note there are only four readings left until ScriptTank winds up for the summer, and you need to have attended at least two readings during this season to have a script read in the next season, beginning in September. If you are interested in joining ScriptTank, please contact us.