Small Plays About My Day

… tiny true dramas in a Charing Cross Road bookshop

Syria

Posted on | August 9, 2010 | 1 Comment

SCENE 1: THE TILL DESK. NEIL IS READING A BOOK ON WAR. EMILY IS STARING INTO SPACE. ENTER TANNED MAN.

Tanned man: Excuse me, do you you have any books on Syria?
Neil: Possibly, there’s a section on the Middle East downstairs.

Curtain.

SCENE 2: SOME TIME LATER. THE TOILET DOWNSTAIRS. EMILY IS ENGAGED.

FX: knock at the toilet door.

Frantic action. Beat. Emily opens the door.
Emily: (Flustered) Hello, yes?
Tanned man: Excuse me, do you have any books on Syria?
Emily:

Curtain.

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  • "In a town like London there are always plenty of not quite certifiable lunatics walking the streets, and they tend to gravitate towards bookshops, because a bookshop is one of the few places where you can hang about for a long time without spending any money."
    George Orwell