By Tom Bullock (et. al.)
1) The 'MATES' Flat (Living Room).
2) Outside the Tom Thompson Hall
3) Chocolate Party
Voice over (Can be pre-recorded if necessary),
A local newspaper; Tom's invitation; a Fair Trade chocolate bar
(Opening Theme - See footnote for how to obtain sounds)
Voice Over: Mates is filmed in front of congregations who've got wind ... of a party!
Tom: Great news guys - look in The Gazette'!
Lucy-Ann: (looks at paper). Well, would you believe it! [Your Town Here] comes in first place in the 'highest number of people called Tom league tables!'
Tom: And I'm one of the people that have made it possible, because I'm called Tom! Aren't I clever!
Sarah: Well, not
really. Even [Name of a member of the congregation]'s cleverer than you!
Tom: Yeah, well he's not called Tom, is he?
Sarah: Well, no, but ...
I've been invited to a party at the Tom Thompson Hall in town! I got the
invitation this morning from Miss Cynthia Print.
Let's see it then.
Tom: Here it is. (Pulls invitation out).
friends are you going to bring with you, Tom?
Tom: Well, I
suppose that you two will do!
Sarah: Gosh - look at the time! It's time
for the party. Doesn't time fly when you want to cut out the boring parts
of flatmate's lives!
(Change to outside the Tom Thompson Hall)
- Tom Ticket is boring!) Good evening people, I'm Tom Ticket, pleased to
meet you, etcetera (He says "etcetera"). Show me your ticket and tell me your
name. It's needed for Health and safety.
my ticket and my name's Tom.
What about you two. Are you two called Tom?
Sarah and Lucy-Ann:
I'm afraid you cannot enter. Only people called Tom can enter. It should
have said on the ticket but our secretary, Miss Print left it off. It was a miss print.
you're discriminating against us because of our name?
Ticket: Yes. (To
Tom) Are you going in?
Tom: Yes. (To
girls) See ya! (He exits with Tom Ticket).
Sarah: Gosh, how unfair - We miss out because
of our names!
Lucy-Ann: Not very nice of Tom to leave us
like that either!
What's that down the road?
It's another party, celebrating Mr C. H. Ocolate's
heard about him! He invented Chocolate!
Lucy-Ann: Look at that banner! It say's EVERYONE
is welcome - Chocolate galore!
(Appear at Chocolate party)
Lucy-Ann: Here we
Sarah: Look at
all that Chocolate! Tom would be jealous if he was here!
Tom: No I
wouldn't, because I am here!
Sarah: But I
thought you were at that Toms only party!
Tom: Yes but when I thought about it, I realised that it was unfair to not welcome everybody and I thought about how lonely you'd be standing out in the streets getting Frostbite and I said to myself, "This is totally unfair! I will leave!"
being more sensitive than usual, Tom! (Sceptically) What's the real
Tom: I heard that they were giving out Fair
Breaks - Delicious Fair Trade Chocolate Bars! They're my favorite!
Sarah: (Pleasantly) Ah, That's
typical of you, Tom, putting chocolate first. Mind you, It
is brilliant to be somewhere where we're all welcome.
(Boom Bam Boom Boom Sound)
Voice Over: Will [Your Town] ever come
in first place in the "highest number of people called Tom league tables"
Will there ever be a "highest number of people called Tom league table"? And will Tom ever give us Free Fair Breaks?
Find out next time on Mates!
© Tom Bullock (et al). All rights reserved
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