Secrets - that's the theme of series of short plays by local authors on at Scarborough Library

Supernatural thrillers, family secrets, lies, spies and secret pasts; join Beach Hut Theatre Company for the latest round of Script Hut Nights short play-readings.

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 10:22 am
Theme of short plays at Scarborough Library
Theme of short plays at Scarborough Library

Four plays will be performed on Saturday February 1 and four more on Saturday February 8 all with the theme of ‘Secrets’.

Both events are at 7.30pm in the Small Room at Scarborough Library.

The script-in-hand rehearsed readings of eight original plays by local up-and-coming writers have been developed through Beach Hut Theatre Company’s fortnightly Script Hut writing workshops. Alison Watt, an award-winning dramaturg, leads all of the workshops.

Associate director at Beach Hut Theatre Company John Pattison said: Exploring the theme of secrets, the writers have created a diverse range of entertaining stories from thrillers to comic spy tales.

“Our Script Hut Nights rehearsed readings are now taking place at 7.30pm in the Small Room which provides a more up-close and intimate space to enjoy the plays.’

The short plays which will be performed only once are:

Saturday February 1

Entombed by Stuart Larner

The Dark Secrets of War by Elaine Brookes

Nothing Else Matters by Dean Noon

Live and Let Fry by Sue Wilkinson

Saturday February 8

Friends in High Places by David Banks

The Daughter of the House by Paul Spencer

Tengo Razons-Reasons by John Tunaley

Broken Secrets by Kate Woodward-Hay

The plays are directed by Alison Watt, Kate Woodward Hay, Paul Beck and Michelle Watts. Glenn Stephenson is assistant director and John Pattison is musical director.

Tickets are £5 and can be bought on the door