Outside Randolph Hotel Oxford
Steve: Big Issue! Big Issue!
Enter George in a hurry
GEORGE: Sorry. In a hurry.
STEVE: Enjoy your day, HE Exits … Mr Simkins.
STEVE: Big Issue! Need to get into hostel. Big Issue!
ENTER GEORGE AGAIN
GEORGE: Did you just use my name?
GEORGE: You were here last Thursday, weren’t you?
STEVE: Was I?
GEORGE: It’s just that I lost a credit card. I zoomed out of Tescos to catch the 14 and must have dropped it.
STEVE: (beat) You taught me. Steve Maynard.
GEORGE: Oh my God! That Maynard! You played Bottom.
STEVE: Still playing it!
GEORGE: But,(beat) I heard you were up at Stratford. You were my best student ever. Brilliantly talented. (beat) Wasn’t it me that suggested? …
STEVE: I’m not blaming anyone.
GEORGE: I’ll take three of those, Steven.
STEVE: Sorry.I’m right out.
GEORGE: It was so nice seeing you again.
STEVE: Yeah… Well..
GEORGE: (LOOKS AT WATCH) Playhouse curtain ten minutes. See you.
STEVE: (WATCHING HIM GO) Big Issue! Big Issue!