Skip to main content

Episode 31 - The Rudeness

                                                   




INT.  FOYER.  FRANK IS SUPERVISING THE DELIVERY OF THE PIANO.  EDWARD AND KIRANA ENTER.

FRANK
Good morning Mr Drummond.  Is the meeting already over?

EDWARD
I wouldn’t know.  I have only just arrived.

FRANK
Oh.  In that case, everyone is already up in the boardroom.

EDWARD
Is that the C7 I insisted upon? 

FRANK
Yes sir.  It has posed us a few problems as the staging wasn’t designed for a piano this size, but River and I sorted it out in the end.

EDWARD
(to Kirana) I can’t believe that little know it all thought a baby grand would be suitable for this occasion.

KIRANA
Oh, I’m sure it would have Ed.  There really isn’t anything in the music that requires the gravitas of anything larger.

EDWARD
The event itself required the gravitas!

FRANK
Well your wife and Mr Bannister didn’t seem to think it was a problem.

EDWARD
Colonial upstarts who know nothing.

FRANK
Uh, yes, well, the problem is all sorted now.  We have the C7, and it will be tuned shortly and then we are all good to go.

EDWARD
Good.  Just make sure it is ready by the time the meeting ends.  Flora and I will be rehearsing here afterwards.

FRANK
I am sorry Mr Drummond.  I was not advised of this and the staging has not yet been fully secured.  It won’t be usable for a couple of hours yet I am afraid.

EDWARD
Then get it ready!

FRANK
I am sorry sir, but we are doing the best we can.  It will not be safe to rehearse on until after lunch.

EDWARD
Do you understand who I am?

KIRANA
Ed, we are not really ready for the stage yet anyway.  It would be better for us to work in a rehearsal space.  Flora hasn’t even done any work with us and she will probably feel more comfortable in a more private space.

EDWARD
(Glaring at Kirana) You presume too much, my dear.  (to Frank) What is your name?

FRANK
Frank.  Frank Medcalf.  I am the Technical Manager here.

EDWARD
Well, that may not last as long as you think...Fred.

FRANK
Frank.

EDWARD
Well, Francis, I am going to the meeting now.  We shall see what your job title is in an hour, shall we?  In the meantime, make sure Kirana has what she needs for the performance.

FRANK
Yes sir.

END.

Comments

POPULAR POSTS

CHAPTER 26: The Outrageous Compromises

CHAPTER 26 The Outrageous Compromises

LISTEN HERE
SCENE 1: The Outrage Dan and River call Emerald and Henri into a design meeting to solve some problems.
FEATURING: Dan Brasher, April Garreffa, Imbi Leili Ling, and Damian Vuleta
SCENE 2: The Compromise Henri convinces Edward to wear the right costume for the character of King Richard III
FEATURING: Scott Knight and Damian Vuleta
SCENE 3: The Arrival Sophia arrive in Australia and reminds Flora what she needs to do to make their plan work.
FEATURING: Samsara

CHAPTER 25: The Pleading Future

CHAPTER 25 The Pleading Future LISTEN HERE
SCENE 1: The Future (part 1) Frank wakes up in the early hours of the morning and decides to wake River up too.
FEATURING: Daniel Brasher and Samsara
SCENE 2: The Pleading Ruby takes an early morning Skype call from Flora who has hatched a plan with Sophia.
FEATURING: Jaq Avery, Malaynee Hayden and Maree Shefford
SCENE 3: The Future (part 2) The alarm wakes Frank and River again and as they get ready for work they talk about the future.

Playing On Series #2: Maree Shefford

PLAYING ON SERIES #2 MAREE SHEFFORD LISTEN HERE
Samsara catches up with Maree Shefford to talk about what Maree has in store for 2019 and what she has learnt about her character Ruby Drummond over the months since we last spoke with her.