George Sees Stars by Dave Couper Scene 6 The TV star.


(It is half past five. A young man is coming into the hotel carrying a small bag. He is wearing jeans.)
GeorgeOh, hello, hello. Welcome!
Young man Hello.
GeorgeThank you, thank you, thank you.
(He takes the man's hand.)
Young man That's OK ... er, why?
GeorgeYou've got the big room, and there's a new light in there for you too a beautiful new light.
Young man Very nice. Thank you very much. But I don't understand.
GeorgeWell, you're famous. You're a TV star.
Young man Me? Famous? A TV star?
(He laughs.)
GeorgeAnd here's the key to your room. I can take your bag.
Young man Oh, thank you, but it's not heavy. I can carry it. And I'm not famous.
GeorgeYes, you are.
Young man But I'm not.
GeorgeAh, I see ... you're not famous. You don't want any TV cameras here. Ha, ha! Yes, I understand.
Young man You understand?
GeorgeYes. You want a quiet holiday. You're not famous. Ha, ha! All right, I understand.
Young man Good. Can I see the sea from my room?
GeorgeOh, yes, it's one of the rooms in the front of the hotel. It's very nice.
Young man Is it expensive? I haven't got a lot of money, you know.
GeorgeThat's OK. I like you. I don't need the money. For you, the room is free!
Young man I don't understand ...
GeorgeMary! Mary! Come here! Come and meet Mr Madoc!
(Mary comes in. She is holding a cup of coffee.)
MaryWhat do you want now?
GeorgeMary, meet Mr Madoc. This is my wife, Mary.
(George takes Mary's arm. Her coffee goes over the young man's jeans.)
MaryOh, I'm very sorry! Your jeans! I'm sorry, Mr... Mr...
Young man Mr Brown. Paul Brown.
GeorgeI'm sorry, Mr Madoc. Please excuse my wife. We can clean your jeans for you here. I'm very sorry.
Young man Oh, it's all right. It isn't important. I can wash my jeans.
MaryI'm sorry, Mr Brown.
GeorgeDon't be silly, Mary! His name is Mr Madoc.
Young man Er, no ... my name is Paul Brown.
GeorgeYes, 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?
GeorgeMary, please ask Peter to take Mr Brown's bag to his room. Quickly now! Thank you.
MaryCan I get another cup of coffee?
GeorgeNo, Mary, you can't. The bag, Mary. Do you like flowers, Mr Brown? You've got some
nice flowers in your room. They're from our garden, you know.
Young man Oh, no. I'm sorry. I don't like flowers very much.
GeorgeFine, fine. I don't like flowers either. Mary, put the flowers in the kitchen, please.
MaryBut Peter's going to be very angry, George.
GeorgeIn the kitchen, Mary.
(Mary and the young man go out. The woman comes in.)
WomanExcuse me, but where's my bag?
GeorgeWhat? Oh, your bag? It's here.
WomanI need it in my room.
GeorgeYes, yes. I'm sorry, Mrs ... er ... but not now. I am going to take it to your room, but I'm very busy now. We have a very important person in the hotel.
WomanBut my glasses are in the bag. I can't learn the new play without my glasses ...
GeorgeSorry, Mrs ... er ... not now.
(The young man comes in again.)
GeorgeMr Brown! There you are! Is the room OK, Mr Brown?
Young man Yes, it's fine, thank you.
GeorgeGood, good. Would you like anything? A drink? Some champagne? A television?
Young man No, nothing, thank you.
GeorgePlease, have a drink. Mary! Bring a bottle of champagne.
(Mary comes in.)
MaryChampagne, George?
GeorgeYes, bring a bottle of champagne and ask Peter to put the television in Mr Brown's room.
Young man But I don't like television and I don't drink champagne, thank you very much.
MaryHe doesn't want them, George.
Young man I'm going out for a walk near the sea now. What time is dinner?
George Dinner's at half past seven, Mr Brown. Mary, go to the kitchen and talk to Judy about dinner, please.
MaryDon't shout, George. I'm going.
(Mary goes to the kitchen. The young man goes out. George goes back to reception.)
WomanMy bag, please, Mr Harris.
GeorgeAh yes. It's here, in the cupboard. You can take it to your room now ...
WomanBut I can't carry the bag. It's very heavy and I'm 74 years old.
GeorgeOh, all right. Give it to me.
(He goes to the cupboard and takes out her bag. They go out.)