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George sees stars

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  2. 2. George Sees StarsThe Happy Holiday Hotel is a small English hotel nearthe sea. These people work there:George the hotel managerMary she helps George(George and Mary are married.)Judy the cookPeter an old man. He helps outside in the garden and carries the bags in the hotel. 1
  3. 3. (George puts down the telephone.) Scene 1 The telephone call George Today ... Tonys coming today! Mary, listen!(In the Happy Holiday Hotel. It is three oclock. George is Ive got good news!talking to Mary.) Mary Dont shout George. What is it?(The telephone rings.) George Tony Madoc - you know, the television star - is coming to our hotel this afternoon!George Hello? Happy Holiday Hotel. George Harris Mary Who? here ... Yes, I am the manager... Tony who? George Tony Madoc. Hes famous! Hes coming here Oh, Tony Madoc the TV star. Youre Tony at five oclock today! Madocs secretary. I see . . . Yes, thats fine ... Mary Hes a TV star, you say? Is he in Neighbours? You want a large room for Tony and he I dont watch TV very much. wants to see the sea. Right? Yes, yes, I George Neighbours! Probably. Hes going to have our know - Tonys very important. A TV star. best room and our best food. Im going to Yes . . . Fish, you say? Yes, thats easy. Right, look at the room now. then. Today ... Tonys coming today. Mary Fine, George, but Im busy. Im going to the Fine ... Goodbye, and thank you! supermarket. George Dont be silly, Mary. You cant go to the shops now. He is a famous man. Do you understand? An important person. Mary Tony Madoc? I dont know him. Is he very rich? George I dont know, Mary. But hes very important. I know that. Mary Yes . . . Well... Im going to the shops now. See you later, George. George But, Mary ... stop! 2 3
  4. 4. Judy No. Its chicken on Thursdays. Right? Scene 2 Fish for dinner George Oh, OK Judy ... chicken.(In the kitchen.)George Good morning, Judy! Weve got good news. Tony Madoc is coming today. The famous TV star.Judy Tony who? I dont think I know the name . . . I dont like TV. I like reading. Tony Madoc . . . ?George Thats right, Tony Madoc. Now what have you got for dinner? Have you got any fish? He likes fish, his secretary says.Judy No, I havent got any fish today, Mr Harris. Sorry. Ive got some chicken.George No. He wants fish. Can you buy some?Judy Oh no, Mr Harris! I never buy fish on Thursdays. I always buy chicken.George Well, his secretary says fish, not chicken. Right?Judy Dont shout at me. I dont like it. Im leaving. Im not going to buy anything. Im going home.George No Judy, please . . . stop! Im sorry Judy. Youre a good cook, Judy, a beautiful cook. Please dont leave now. Mr Madoc is coming here today and he wants fish. Please, please, please Judy, go and buy some nice fish. 4 5
  5. 5. Scene 3 Flowers Scene 4 The new light for Tonys room(In the garden.) (In the corridor.)Peter Hello, Mr Harris. You dont usually come into George Mary, can you help me? Take these flowers the garden. Can I help you? to Tonys room, please. Ive got this new lightGeorge Hello, Peter. I need some flowers for our best for the room. Do you like it? room. (The new light is green. It has yellow and red flowersPeter What? Ten hours on the telephone? Thats a on it.) long time . . . and expensive too!George No, Peter. Not ten hours! I want SOME Mary Oh, George! Its horrible. You cant put that FLOWERS for our best ROOM. in his room!Peter OK, OK. Dont shout, Mr Harris. I can hear George Yes, I can. I think its beautiful. I like it and you. Flowers. Ive got lots of flowers. Im going to put it up now. Can you help me?George Thanks, Peter. Theyre for an important TV Mary Oh, all right. Give me the flowers. star. Hes coming here today.Peter Whats that? Your green car?George No, Peter. No. A TV STAR, HERE TODAY!Peter OK, Mr Harris. Dont shout, dont shout. I can hear you. 6 7
  6. 6. (In the room.) Scene 5 An old woman arrivesGeorge Hold the ladder, Mary. Im going to put the light up. Careful, now! (It is five oclock. A woman is getting out of a taxi.)Mary I want a cup of coffee. Woman Good afternoon! Are you the manager?George Please, Mary. Not now. Hold the ladder for George Er, no . . . yes! Yes, I am. me . . . Careful! There! Woman Have you got a room here for me?Mary Ouch! Youre standing on my hand. George A room? Oh no. Im afraid were full. WereGeorge Hold the ladder, Mary. Dont go, Mary...! very busy this year. Ah! Help! Woman What! No rooms. Busy? But I think my . . .(He falls off the ladder.) George Thats right, no rooms. Weve got important people in the hotel today. But er ... whats your name? Woman Margaret Adams. And Im tired, too. George Oh, all right. Come in. (In the hotel again.) George Yes, you can have a room for one or two nights. But its small and you cant see the sea. Woman But I want to see the sea. Have you got any other rooms? George I dont know ... No. There isnt another room. Were very busy, you see. Woman And Im very tired. The small rooms OK. Why are you busy? George A famous TV star is coming.George Ooh ... my head! Woman Oh, very interesting. Do you like TV? 8 9
  7. 7. George No . . . er ... yes! Very much. George Heres your key. Your room is number 5.Woman Yes, I do too. I like films best. Woman Thank you. Im going up to my room now. Please bring my bag - its outside, in the(She laughs.) street. (The woman goes out.) George Her bag? I havent got time. I cant take her bag to her room. (George carries the womans bag into the hotel and quickly puts it in a cupboard. Mary comes in. She is drinking coffee.) Mary Whos that woman, George? George Thats . . . er . . . Miss Adams. Shes in room 5. Mary Oh, thats a horrible room. Its very small and you cant see the sea. George Thats right. But it is quiet. Its fine for her. Shes only going to stay for one or two nights. Do you like the new light in the big room? Its nice, I think ... very nice. Mary Its horrible, George. Red and yellow flowers! Ugh! And its very big. Is it safe? George Safe? Yes, oh yes, its safe. Ha, ha! 10 11
  8. 8. Young man Very nice. Thank you very much. But I Scene 6 The TV star dont understand. George Well, youre famous. Youre a TV star.(It is half past five. A young man is coming into the hotel Young man Me? Famous? A TV star?carrying a small bag. He is wearing jeans.) (He laughs.)George Oh, hello, hello. Welcome!Young man Hello. George And heres the key to your room. I canGeorge Thank you, thank you, thank you. take your bag. Young man Oh, thank you, but its not heavy. I can(He takes the mans hand.) carry it. And Im not famous. George Yes, you are. Young man But Im not. George Ah, I see ... youre not famous. You dont want any TV cameras here. Ha, ha! Yes, I understand. Young man You understand? George Yes. You want a quiet holiday. Youre not famous. Ha, ha! All right, I understand. Young man Good. Can I see the sea from my room? George Oh, yes, its one of the rooms in the front of the hotel. Its very nice. Young man Is it expensive? I havent got a lot of money, you know. George Thats OK. I like you. I dont need theYoung man Thats O K . . . er, why? money. For you, the room is free!George Youve got the big room, and theres a Young man I dont understand . . . new light in there for you too - a George Mary! Mary! Come here! Come and beautiful new light. meet Mr Madoc! 12 13
  9. 9. (Mary comes in. She is holding a cup of coffee.) Young man Oh, its all right. It isnt important. I can wash my jeans.Mary What do you want now? Mary Im sorry, Mr Brown.George Mary, meet Mr Madoc. This is my wife, George Dont be silly, Mary! His name is Mary Mr Madoc.(George takes Marys arm. Her coffee goes over the young Young man Er, no . . . my name is Paul Brown.mans jeans.) George Yes, Mary, in this hotel his name is Paul Brown, but on TV his name is Tony Madoc. You understand . . . he wants a quiet holiday. (He smiles at the young man.) Young man What? George Mary, please ask Peter to take Mr Browns bag to his room. Quickly now! Thank you. Mary Can I get another cup of coffee? George No, Mary, you cant. The bag, Mary. Do you like flowers, Mr Brown? Youve got some nice flowers in your room. Theyre from our garden, you know. Young man Oh, no. Im sorry. I dont like flowersMary Oh, Im very sorry! Your jeans! Im sorry, very much. Mr... Mr... George Fine, fine. I dont like flowers either.Young man Mr Brown. Paul Brown. Mary, put the flowers in the kitchen,George Im sorry, Mr Madoc. Please excuse my please. wife. We can clean your jeans for you Mary But Peters going to be very angry, here. Im very sorry. George. 14 15
  10. 10. George In the kitchen, Mary. Young man But I dont like television and I dont(Mary and the young man go out. The woman comes in.) drink champagne, thank you very much. Mary He doesnt want them, George.Woman Excuse me, but wheres my bag? Young man Im going out for a walk near the seaGeorge What? Oh, your bag? Its here. now. What time is dinner?Woman I need it in my room. George Dinners at half past seven, Mr Brown.George Yes, yes. Im sorry, Mrs ... er ... but not Mary, go to the kitchen and talk to Judy now. I am going to take it to your room, about dinner, please. but Im very busy now. We have a very Mary Dont shout, George. Im going. important person in the hotel.Woman But my glasses are in the bag. I cant (Mary goes to the kitchen. The young man goes out. learn the new play without my glasses ... George goes back to reception.)George Sorry, Mrs . . . er . . . not now. Woman My bag, please, Mr Harris.(The young man comes in again.) George Ah yes. Its here, in the cupboard. YouGeorge Mr Brown! There you are! Is the room can take it to your room now . . . OK, Mr Brown? Woman But I cant carry the bag. Its very heavyYoung man Yes, its fine, thank you. and Im 74 years old.George Good, good. Would you like anything? George Oh, all right. Give it to me. A drink? Some champagne? A television? (He goes to the cupboard and takes out her bag. They goYoung man No, nothing, thank you. out.)George Please, have a drink. Mary! Bring a bottle of champagne.(Mary comes in.)Mary Champagne, George?George Yes, bring a bottle of champagne and ask Peter to put the television in Mr Browns room. 16 17
  11. 11. Woman Id like some chicken, please, Mr Scene 7 I dont like champagne Harris. George All right, Mrs . . . er ... all right. Dont(In the hotels restaurant. It is after eight oclock. George is shout. Im sorry, Mr . . .looking at a picture on the watt. The old woman is sitting at Woman Id like a glass o f . . .a table.) George Champagne, Mr Brown? Would you likeWoman Mr Harris! some champagne now? Its free.George Yes? Young man No, thanks. A glass of water, please.Woman Id like my dinner now, please. Its ten minutes George Please have some champagne. past eight now, you know. Young man No, no. I dont like champagne.George Oh, Im sorry. Were very busy today. What Woman Id like a glass of water, please. would you like?Woman Id like some fish.George Im sorry, Mrs ... er . . . we havent got any fish. No. There isnt any fish.Woman Oh well. What about a pizza? Theres Pizza here on the menu.George Sorry, theres no pizza today.Woman No pizza . . . Well, what have you got?George Chicken. Weve got chicken.Woman All right. Id like some chicken, please.(George is not listening. The young man is coming into therestaurant. George goes to Mr Browns table.)George Hello, Mr Brown. Heres your table. (Mr Brown sits down.) Can I help you? What can I get for you? 18 19
  12. 12. (George goes to the womans table. He is angry.) George What? Oh no! Woman Yes, Mr Harris. And now Im going toGeorge Mrs . . . er . . . leave this hotel, the Happy HolidayWoman My name is Adams. Miss Adams. Hotel. I dont know about happy but IGeorge Miss Adams. We have a famous TV star here know it isnt good! And Im not happy and were very busy. I cant do everything. here - Ive got a small room, I cant see Do you understand that? the sea, and Mr Harris, youre a veryWoman Oh yes, I understand. / am a TV star. silly man!George Who? What! Youre a TV star?Woman Thats right. My name is Toni Madoc. (Toni Madoc goes out of the restaurant. George looks atGeorge But Tony Madoc is a man. the young man sadly.)Woman Oh no -Toni is a womans name too! George And who are you? T-O-N-I. My real name is Margaret Adams Young man Im Paul Brown. but on TV my name is Toni Madoc. George Youre not the TV star? Young man No, Mr Harris. Im a student. George A student! (He runs to the door.) George Miss Madoc! Miss Madoc! Please dont leave. Have some champagne! Please! Its free. 20 21
  13. 13. Scene 8 George sees stars(In the corridor, outside the big room. The woman istalking to Mary. Mary has got the womans bag.)Mary Im very sorry. George is silly sometimes. We can move you to the big room and the young man can have the other room. Please dont leave now!(In the big room Mary and Toni Madoc are looking out ofthe window. George runs into the room.)George Miss Madoc! Here you are! Please stay! You can have the room for nothing - free! Mary Miss Madoc. Are you all right? Toni Madoc Im fine. (She gets up.) But how is Mr(He takes her arm.) Harris?Toni Madoc No, Im sorry. Goodbye, Mr Harris. Mary George? George! Speak to me, George! Toni Madoc Oh, Mr Harris! Are you all right?(She is standing under the new lamp. Suddenly the lampbegins to fall.) (They look at George. He doesnt speak or move.)Mary George . . . Stop! Listen! Mary That horrible light isnt safe. Oh George, can you hear me? Please say(George pushes the woman. She falls over. George falls on something, George.top of her. The lamp falls on Georges head. He lies there Toni Madoc Now I understand! That lamp nearly ...and doesnt move.) and Mr Harris . . . oh, what a nice man! Because of Mr Harris Im safe! Thank you, Mr Harris ... thank you, George. 22 23
  14. 14. George Champagne?Toni Madoc What a nice man! Thank you, Mrs Harris.Mary Dont thank me - thank silly old George. Would you like a glass of champagne now, Miss Madoc?(They go out. George is lying on the floor. He slowly opensone eye.)George Hes very . . . No, shes very, very famous. Shes a star . . .

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