10by10 Black Magic By Ben Tagoe
Black Magic by Ben Tagoe Starring: Hugh Quarshie
Ben Tagoe received a BBC Alfred Bradley Bursary for his radio script Keeping it up with the Joneses and has written numerous theatre scripts including Cold Turkey at Nana’s for Oran Mor / Perth Theatre in Spring 2012. Last year, Ben was one of eight writers selected from almost 500 applicants for the 2011/12 BBC Writers Academy. He’s currently writing for primetime TV show Eastenders and is on commission with Red Ladder Theatre Company to write The Thing About Psychopaths, which will tour nationally in Spring 2013.
Armley High St, Leeds late afternoon. Marcus (11 year old mixed race boy) is walking home after school. He is spotted by a gang of white boys the same age. As Marcus passes them they trip him up then chase him up the High St. As the bullys close in on Marcus, all seems lost. Will anyone help him?