Following its celebrated third season, Script in Hand will return this autumn for another round of in-depth script and character analysis. Co-hosts Lexie Ward and Meg Robinson, both directors and script enthusiasts, have a winning formula on their hands, having gained a loyal international following. The duo will relish the opportunity to explore 12 hand-picked plays, along with guest speakers, in this latest season that will stream on September 1st.
After covering a collection of classics in Season 3, Season 4 will spotlight 12 new plays including The History Boys by Alan Bennett, Chewing Gum Dreams by Michaela Coel, Antigone adapted by Roy Williams and many more. A Very Expensive Poison by Lucy Prebble and Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me by Amy Trigg will start this stellar season, and the pair are straight in with a guest for episode two, as Lexie and Meg will be joined by playwright Amy Trigg to discuss her award winning play Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me.
Season 4 will also welcome more brand new special guests who will grace the ‘podcast couch’ including Artistic Director & Joint CEO of Actors Touring Company (ATC) Matthew Xia and writer/ performer Michelle Payne who will provide a backstage pass to the inner workings of her play Squad Goals. As the country still reflects on the success of the Women’s 2022 Euro Cup success , Script In Hand is delighted to be throwing a spotlight on this play that celebrates women’s football.
With growing demand, Lexie and Meg are proud to announce that this season’s podcast will be accompanied by a new subscription service and Script in Hand merchandise. Listeners can tune into exclusive episodes, before they are released to the general public, access behind the scenes content, listen to rare footage and submit content for season 5 and beyond.
Meg Robinson, co-founder of Script in Hand, says; ‘We never imagined we would be in our fourth season of the podcast, we are so pleased with how well the podcast has been received. It’s very humbling to hear that we have received over 7000 downloads, especially when we’re doing something we love so much. It’s broadened my knowledge of the diversity of plays that are out there, and I hope the listeners also feel this way. The podcast really is a love letter to playwrights.’
Script in Hand is available across all podcasting platforms including Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts, simply search ‘Script in Hand’. Listen again to the whole of seasons 1, 2 & 3 on demand and join the team for season 4 on September 1st with new episodes released every Thursday.
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