Act 1 Scene 1
The action starts in an English Country House
Harold: We seem to be out of lemons!
Harold: Yes! I wanted ‘ice and a slice’ in my drink!
Laura: Oh, Harold! If you really need a lemon I can send out.
Harold: No, Laura- if a man wants something done properly he should just get on and do it.
Laura: Really? Harold…?
Harold: Yes, Laura, what is it, old bean?
Laura: Oh! Nothing, I’ll make you a drink.(aside) It will be your last!
Laura: (hands Harold a drink) Here you go. Bottoms up!
Harold: Thanks, old sausage! (takes a large swig) Aaaaaaargh!
Harold keels over – dies.
Laura: A little concoction of mine – A very stiff drink – Gin with a side order of starch!
A man enters the scene
Man: You called for a doctor?
Man: I came anyway. Is this the stiff?
Man: He’s dead!
Laura: You ‘are’ a doctor!
Man: I know! I went to Doctoring School for an absolute age. It was Hell!
Laura: What are we to do?
Man: I think that we should call another doctor.
Man: Yes! Dr. Protocol!
Another man arrives
2nd Man: You called?
Man: We did.
2nd Man: I am here. Is this the stiff?
Man: No, that’s Laura!
see #dialogueforaplay (11-20) and further episodes – thank you G:)