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Sir Harry's way.

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SIR HARRY'S WAY A one act play in two scenes by Gemma and Bianca. Mother - Middle aged working woman, married with two teenage daughters. Father - Builder, aged 45, alcoholic. Melissa - Aged 15, rebel, drinks and smokes, still at school when she can be bothered to go. Louise - Aged 18, going to University, Brainbox. ACT 1 SCENE 1 The stage is set like a lounge; there is a sofa in centre stage and a TV upstage right. There is a small coffee table between the TV and sofa, on it is a remote control, a mug and a few bottles of wine and beer. Mother is sitting on the right hand side of the sofa watching the news. Father enters downstage left and tries to creep behind the sofa. Mother switches the TV off and turns to face him. Mother: Where do you think you're going? You're late again! Pause So where have you been? Father: Slurred Speech. Work ran late - and - my car broke down - leave me alone woman! Sits down Mother: Faster. Don't lie to me! You've been down the pub again, haven't you? ...read more.

Middle

You complain about dad drinking and having a go at mom, but look at you now, you're doing exactly the same. Drinking you're sorrows away and having a dig at everyone around you. Don't be stupid. Melissa throws a book Melissa: GET LOST! Louise moves away, somewhat afraid and disappointed. Louise: You're really pathetic! Drinking doesn't solve anything! Lights dim and a spotlight is upon Louise. Louise: I can't believe she's drinking, she's seen what dad's like. Actually, I feel the same way; I'm glad I'm leaving. I don't want to leave her on her own, but I can't stand it any more. At least I can escape; Melissa's still got a few years left. I don't like the situation but I would never go so far as to start drinking. Pauses Louise: I know dad hit mom the other night, but I can't tell her that! I need to tell her that I'm there for her. Lights come back up Louise turns the chair around and sits on it. Louise: Mel, look. Mum and dad have been having a lot of arguments lately and if anything drastic should happen, then I want you to know I'm here for you. ...read more.

Conclusion

Look at the state of you, drinking 'till dawn. She's gone and soon I will be too and I'll tell you something, I can't wait! Father: Don't talk to me like that! Father Pauses Father: I love you you know! Staggers towards her. Louise: Well, you've got a funny way of showing it, just leave me alone! Father: Ok love, whatever you say! Father Exits Lights go down to a single spotlight on Louise Louise: I can't believe she just did that! When did she start drinking? I wish I'd found out about her drinking problem sooner. I bet it's those friends of hers, especially Sarah, she's such a bad influence! That's probably where she's gone, to Sarah's, she practically lives there! I just wish mum and dad would get a divorce or something, then we wouldn't have to put up with dad! Mind you, Melissa's in year ten, she's only got three years left before she leaves home. I just can't cope with the stress anymore and Melissa isn't helping with her problems on my mind as well. Pause. Well I'd better start looking for her, 'cause it doesn't look like he's going to. Lights come up slightly as Louise get up and go down again as she exits the stage. ...read more.

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