SCRIPT FOR EXPERIMENT IN THE LOUNGE

In the red room. Small built cinema auditorium. The curtain draws back to reveal a screen.

Music - Lacrimosa.

On first swell a name appears (an unknown name) and as credits the names appear…

in:

HERE

Behind the screen a second screen rolls back to reveal it as a gauze onto the bar beyond.

PARIS 

1870

France is in turmoil.

(Scrolling text) Revolution once again sweeps the country. PARIS! is under seige. Occasionally a hot air balloon leaves the city… occasionally a pigeon returns… but otherwise the resourceful people of the city find only a refuge in whisky and the depravities of desire...

Only one man can save them..

no.

BEIJING

1980

China is in turmoil.

Scrolling faster – Revolution sweeps the country etc

Only one man can save them...

ST PETERSBURG 1917

Russia is in turmoil

LONDON 1926

LONDON 1963

LONDON 1979

LONDON

LONDON 2009

Britain is

GREAT!

BRITAIN is in turmoil.

Only one man can save them…

No - Not him…

Look at the crowd. The man barging towards the bar? The DJ…? he seems weak

But weak men have been leaders before.

He is asthmatic and clutches his inhaler in his hand the hand you can’t see.

But he dreams of revolution.

He is the one…

No it’s not him.

Look at the woman in blue

She is the one who can save you

She is standing on the very spot where a woman died

In 1915

And another woman

On the same spot

In 2009

She too died

But it wasn’t my fault

She slipped

Anyone can slip

The woman in the bright blue t-shirt, standing right next to the screen, turns to look at the audience and then runs.

 

Where is she going?

Where did she go?

Who will save us now?

 

Look

 

Look at the woman in blue

There on the roof

She climbs out of the window of the Amato roof top set in distance - she is there above the crowd. She appears to be slipping.

It’s me

I don’t have long left

I am about to be sacrificed to save you all

A small tile falls from the roof

A fake tile, a pretend tile,

And i slip

And die

Watch it happen

Watch me fall

As she falls into the crowd, music swells and credits roll.

You have been watching:

As the Bar Staff

Kasia

Claudia

Will

Antonio

Etc

Security

Mick

Kat

Etc

Punters

List of Names

Ending

Him 

Her

Her

Her

Him 

Him

Her

Her

Scrolling to fade.