By Pete Smithies & Andy Lund
Andy's book on death languishes for lack of a vital ingredient!
Andy: Not long left then.
Pete: What for?
Andy: Me book.
Pete: Your book?
Andy: Yep nearly finished now.
Pete: What, totally?
Pete: Taken a while then?
Andy: 5 days!
Pete: 5 days?
Andy: Well, evenings mostly
Andy: Well, when there wasn't anything on the telly
Pete: What's it about then?
Andy: About 6 pages.
Andy: Both sides!
Pete: Oh, that's different then.
Andy: Should be a best seller, I reckon.
Pete: But what's it about?
Andy: Yeah, What 'appens when we shrug off this mortal coil, so to speak.
Pete: Oh, I see - Well, what happens then?
Pete: When we die.
Pete: You don't know?
Andy: 'Aven't got to that bit yet.
Pete: But you said that's what it's about.
Andy: Ah, yes but...
Pete: But what?
Andy: Haven't finished my research have I?
Andy: Lack of material.
Pete: Lack of material?
Andy: Dead people.
Pete: Come again?
Andy: They're refusing to talk - deliberately keeping shtum.
Pete: Well they would -
Andy: You know why, don't you!
Pete: Humour me.
Andy: It's a conspiracy - they're all in it together.
Pete: Oh I see, so these dead people...
Andy: Hiding the truth.
Pete: From you?
Andy: They don't want us to know, you see.
Pete: Know what?
Andy: What's gonna 'appen - when we snuff it.
Pete: So where does that leave you then?
Andy: With an unfinished classic mate!
Pete: Shame, that.
Andy: It could've revolutionizated the world that book.
Andy: Could've been really good news, that book.
Andy: Could've answered lots of people's questions...
Andy: Would've been a real God send, that book.
Pete: Yeah - a bit like God's book then?
Pete: You know, the one He actually finished!
© Pete Smithies & Andy Lund 1999
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