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ScriptMix  22ND MAY


by Matthew Emeny 

What happens behind that closed door?

Matthew Emeny, Emma Jenkin and Josh Whatsize, debut a brand new play, devised from a single idea that explores, exposes and challenges the love, stress and anxiety of a young soldier returning home.


This is their brand new script before going into an intensive R&D towards their performance on 29th & 30th May at The Mission for Bath Fringe 2017 

This is a co-production with OnSet and theatreLab

The Red Court 

by Clare Reddaway

Rapscallion Theatre Company presents The Red Court by Clare

Reddaway, the story of a real-life 21st century Chinese Macbeth.

In 2011, China's Premier-in- waiting is popular, charismatic, and

ambitious. His rise to power seems unstoppable. Even the fortune-

teller has predicted his destiny. What can possibly go wrong? The

play incorporates elements of Chinese theatre, and is performed in Rapscallion's signature theatrical and energetic style.

The Red Court is the winner of a national playwriting competition

run by the Confucius Institute at Sheffield University.

Red Rain

by Martin Malcolm

Religious man, Daniel is on a holy mission for his church in a rainy market town. He’s not supposed to talk about his personal life, but a chance meeting in a shop doorway challenges his commitments and leaves him wrestling with doubt and desire... Torn between personal demons and a faith in God, what will Daniel choose in this personal drama? 

It’s the first night of fresher’s and the drinks are flowing. There’s nothing on the horizon but tomorrow’s hangover. But not for Charlie, because tonight’s the night he says goodbye to Jenny. While the couple vow to make it work, Taylor stumbles in and sets off a spark that means things will never be the same.    

The Nest

7 Bladud Buildings

Bath BA1 5LS


£3 on the door 

£2.50 Early bird booking 

ScriptMIX people 
Matthew is an actor and creative producer. He Trained as an actor at Bath Spa Universtiy graduating with a 1st class honours. He is co-directed of theatreLab, and is a member of the Natural Theatre Company. theatreLab credits include: NightFlyer by Martin Malcolm where he appeared as Jamster (Lion and Unicorn***, Tristan Bates****, The Egg Theatre and Bath Fringe****). Othello Noir, a short film adaption of Shakespeare’s original Othello, directed by Martin Denham. Matthew appeared as Iago. The film is due to premier this July. theatreLab also produces the monthly new writing night, ScriptMIX and a development workshop, SpaceLAB

Matthews acting credits included:  Jez in Phillip Ridley's Moonfleece (On Set Productions) Romeo in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (Blue Orange Theatre Birmingham). Ferdinand in William Shakespeare's The Tempest (Petersfield Shakespeare Company), and he worked with Far Fetched productions developing their new comedy, The Tales from the Land of Beyond.  Footprints, is Matthews writing debut.  


Clare Reddaway is pleased to have had a number of plays produced recently by Rapscallion Theatre Company, including Angel of Peckham about Kids Company, and I Said No, about a conscientious objector in World Way One. Clare’s latest play The Rift is on at the Crucible Studio in Sheffield in April, as part of their 4x 15 new writing event. She co-runs and writes for Story Friday, a regular live lit evening in Bath.  Clares work has also appeared as part of theatreLabs WordPlay event in association with Bath Spa Universtiy.

Read more about her work at:



Everything Theatre describes Martin’s work as 'brimming with a strange, gritty tenderness that draws you right in'.

His plays include Mass Transit (Lost Theatre), Icarus (Southwark Playhouse), Diggers (Theatre 503), Squad (Camden People’s Theatre), Fake Fur Coat (Tristan Bates), Ink (Simulacra Studio), Drifters (Bike Shed), Care (Rosemary Branch), NightFlyer (Burdall’s Yard / Lion and Unicorn), Kingdom of the Icebear (Rondo), Tiramisu (Wardrobe Theatre) and Warped (Arts Theatre).

He’s currently writing Sea of Tranquillity for Baroque Theatre, a play about the first woman on the moon.
His work is supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation.

Josh has recently completed his degree at Kingston University London, studying Drama and International relations. Directing credits include The Fuhrer will now speak (Nuffield Theatre), The Fuhrer Will Now Speak (Rose Theatre), Sochi 2014 (IYAF 2015), Fatal Lottery (Rose Theatre) and Endgame (IYAF 2016). Recent work as Assistant Director includes Distance (Rose Theatre), Nude (Southampton), Nude (Hope theatre) An Apple a Day (Rose Theatre), Sochi 2014 with Associate director of the Southwark Playhouse David Mercatali (Hope Theatre), The Best Christmas Present In The World (Nuffield Theatre) Someone to Blame (Nuffield Theatre), Dark Side of the Moon with Scarabeus Aerobatics Theatre Company. Josh has recently been the dramaturg for Pericles and The Sultans Queen (Rose theatre). When not directing Josh is busy holding positions both as the National Ambassador and Theatre Consultant for the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and Regional Ambassador for London for the Holocaust Educational Trust. Follow him on twitter @joshwhatsize.


Carolyn Csonka is a director and writer. She set up Rapscallio Theatre Company in December 2014 with the aim of performing new writing, including new plays, devised work and adaptations. Rapscallion’s style of theatre is humorous, irreverent, fast-paced and physical.

She has an MA in Scriptwriting from Bath Spa University.

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