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These scenes were in the show for a long time in rehearsals but didnít make the final show for various reasons. If the six hour long four act version ever gets made they would probably be reinstated.

Sue and Desmond
B Sue persuaded Desmond they should go HP on a washing machine.
Desmond convinced Sue the company lease deal was good.
They both thought their pensions were safe.
ALL Nothing was safe.



Nigelís Hummer
C Nigel parks his bright yellow Hummer outside Starbucks.
H Hummers were manufactured in Mishawaka Illinois.
Nigelís was an H2, built by General Motors. It cost £32,000.
Hummers first came to public attention in the first Gulf War 1991.
Civilian sales started during the second Gulf War twelve years later.
Nigelís could drive up 60% slopes and across 40% slopes and ford 20 inches of water.
C He parks it outside Starbucks.
Heís in for MacRaw liquidation talks.
He was first in the firm with a Discovery.
Soon they all had them and it was time to upgrade.
Nigelís vehicle turns heads.
Pal, Dilip and their mates take shots on their phones.
Nigel pretends not to notice. "Money well spent", he thinks.



Rick and Fi wait for Rickís Dad
H Rick and Fi wait in Rickís mini for Rickís dad.
C Theyíre talking about a driving holiday when they hear the Bull.
B Patrick is the first man through the gates, he is running.
H Minutes later there are hundreds of men in grey overalls swarming past the car.
B Rickís dad is with his mates,
H shattered but smiling.
Backslap farewell and head duck.
B Fiís backseat now, leaning forward
H She thinks the whole familyís great. Theyíre good people.
B Rick and Fi have talked about getting married, but they wonít.
B and H Things will change abruptly, then slowly.

1975: Oil prices leap, the Vietnam War ends, Richard resigns, Bill writes to Paul about a Micro-soft idea,
Thomas, Vance and Deke meet Alexie and Valery in space, Junko climbs Everest.


Gained a first class theatre degree at Lancaster University. He co-founded Stan's Cafe in 1991 and has directed all the company's significant productions since then. As a result of this work he has been invited to guest lecture at Universities across the country as well as to present papers and demonstrations at conferences in a range of contexts at home and abroad. With Dr. Mark Crossley he is co-author of Devising Theatre With Stan's Cafe published by Bloomsbury Methuen.



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