Big Issue (by Gwilym Scourfield)

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Big Issue

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?
  • STEVE: I don’t know, did I?
  • 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. HE LEAVES
  • STEVE: (WATCHING HIM GO) Big Issue! Big Issue!
  • END