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A Play by Sophie Sweatman

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Characters: Jeremy Hinckley – A man of 45, a psychology lecturer. Dina Soloman – Woman of 40 Yvonne Stanley – artistic woman of 38, friend of Dina Jane Slocombe – Club event organiser, woman of 47

Haley Goode – Woman of 48, friend of Dina Henrietta Borgia – woman of 45, friend of Dina Waitress – restaurant staff Props and scene setting required: 2 laptops, Table and two chairs, candle, break basket, sofa, 2 different throws, cushions, wine glasses, bottle of wine, cups and water jug, plates, a rat hat, bowl, side of car and/or divider standing board. Lighting and sound for rain. Spot lighting.

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A Play by Sophie Sweatman

ACT I SCENE ONE (Scene set at a Networking Evening. Background conversation. A table, 2 chairs and wine) Jeremy: Dina: Jeremy: Dina: Jeremy: Dina: Jeremy: Dina: Jeremy: Geraline: Jeremy: I’ve got to go at about 7pm. I don’t want to but I have to. OK. I’ve got your hat in my bag. Oh, thanks. I had a really good time, you know, this weekend. Yes it was good. Sounds like you go back there a lot. Yes, whenever anyone’s got a car..... I’m leading the session tonight. Were you going to give out the notepaper? Yes, well, I would have. I will next time. But I have to leave at 7. Here’s your hat. Oh, my rat hat. (Puts it on). Funny, it’s got colder again so suddenly. Yes, it’s funny my father used to say if you keep your head warm, your feet will stay warm. You know we were listening to Sargeant Pepper in the car? Did I say my father actually met Paul McCartney once in his work for the BBC. He said he was a very nice man. He was totally devasted by John Lennon’s death you know? Dina. Yes, you did tell me that. Can I talk to you for a sec?

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A Play by Sophie Sweatman

Jeremy:

Yes, I’m all yours, fire away.

Dina: No I mean over there. That guy David said he couldn’t hear himself thinking as you guys were so noisy. Jeremy: I tell you why I’ve got to go at seven. A guy at the university, Roger, who was much brighter than he came across, had a motorcycle accident on Lewisham roundabout on Thursday. It’s really dangerous there. They should change it. So tragic. His memorial is at 9. I didn’t know him that well but I said I’d go. Yes? Dina: Jeremy: You mentioned him on Friday. When did you hear he’d died? Oh, just today when I went in to work. He was a student in my class. He was a real ladies man. Dina: Jeremy: yeah, you were talking about him on Friday. That’s really sad. OK. Well as I said I have to go. Are you going to be alright leading your session? There aren’t many people here. Mine last month was absolutely packed. Dina: Jeremy: My friend Carol is just coming. You’re not going to meet her? Tell you what, I’ll stay till half seven, how’s that? I can help you set up the discussion. Dina: It’s 6.30 now. Anyway I wanted to say....

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A Play by Sophie Sweatman

Jeremy:

Yes, I did really enjoy this weekend. Sorry about getting ill on Saturday night. But I think we’ll just be friends, yeah? I don’t think it’s going to be a relationship is it?

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