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Hotel Splendido ( Free play script)

Scene: The reception desk at a hotel in England

Characters: The receptionist, an English tourist

The tourist arrives at the reception desk; he is wearing shorts and a very bright, multi-colored shirt.

Receptionist: Good afternoon, sir. Welcome to the Hotel Splendido.

Tourist: Thank you.

Receptionist: Pointing at the tourist) Good heavens! Look at that!

Tourist: (Alarmed) What? Look at what?

(The receptionist indicates the tourist’s shirt.)

Receptionist: Your shirt!

Tourist: My shirt?

Receptionist: Yes!

Tourist: Do you like it?

Receptionist: No!

Tourist: No?

Receptionist: No, It’s horrible.

Tourist: I beg your pardon?

Receptionist: It’s horrible! But for you, it’s a good shirt,

Tourist: Thank you.

Receptionist: Because when people look at you, they look at the shirt.

Tourist: I know.

Receptionist: And that’s good – because if they look at the shirt, they don’t look at the shorts.

Tourist: What?

Receptionist: And the shorts are really horrible.

Tourist: Now, listen. I didn’t come here to be insulted by you.

Receptionist:George just meet me here. Why do you want someone to do it?

Tourist: Stop! Look, I want to book a room.

Receptionist: Can we accommodate you with a room

Tourist: Have you got one?

Receptionist: What? A book or a room?

Tourist: A room! Have you got a room?

Receptionist: It is quite a spacious and large hotel with so many room. We can provide you easily one room.

Tourist: My concern is whether you provide me with a free room

Receptionist: Do you wish to have free accommodation?

Tourist: Indeed, Yes

Receptionist: No! You have to pay the room accommodation fees compulsorily.

Tourist: I mean, Have you got a room with no one in it?

Receptionist: I don’t know.

Tourist: Well, can you have a look in the book?

Receptionist: Pardon?

Tourist: Have a look in the book.

Receptionist: A look in the book?

Tourist: Yes. Have a look in the book.

Receptionist: OK.

(The receptionist picks up the guest registration book, opens it, looks quickly at it and closes it again.)

Receptionist: OK. I’ve had a look in the book.

Tourist: And what do you think?

Receptionist: It’s a nice book.

Tourist: Look! Have you got a room, or haven’t you?

Receptionist: OK, OK. OK!

(The receptionist looks at the book again.)

Receptionist: Yes, we’ve got a room.

Tourist: Good.

Receptionist: A single room.

Tourist: No good, I need a double room

Receptionist: Ah yes, for you and your shirt.

Tourist: No! For me and my wife. She’s arriving this evening.

Receptionist: Ah (Looking at the book again)

Yes. we’ve got a double room.

Tourist: Good! How much is it?

Receptionist: How much?

Tourist: Yes

Receptionist: (Demonstrating with her arms) It’s about this long and about this wide and about this

high.

Tourist: No! Not how big, how much?

Receptionist: Ah! Ten pounds.

Tourist: Ten pounds.

Receptionist: Yes. Ten pounds for you, ten pounds for your wife, and fifty pounds for the horrible shirt.

Tourist: Fifty pounds for the shirt?! That’s ridiculous!

Receptionist: It’s a ridiculous shirt!

Tourist: Now you listen to me. I don’t like your attitude.

Receptionist: I don’t like your shirt,

Tourist: I’m going to complain to the manager.

Receptionist: She’s not here.

Tourist: Where is she?

Receptionist: In hospital.

Tourist: In hospital? Oh dear. Did she have an accident?

Receptionist: Not exactly. She had dinner in the hotel.

Tourist: Well, I would just like to say that you are the most unhelpful, the most unpleasant, the

worst receptionist that I have met in my life.

Receptionist: (Pleased) Thank you very much.

Tourist: And I am going to report you to the manager!

Receptionist: Fine. Shall I give you the phone number of the hospital?

Tourist: Right, that’s enough! My wife and I are not going to stay at this hotel, I’ll go and book a

room at the hotel next door.

Receptionist: OK. See you there.

Tourist: Pardon?

Receptionist: I’ll see you there.

Tourist: What?

Receptionist: This is my last day at this hotel. I lost my job this morning, I start work tomorrow at

the hotel next door.

Tourist: (Leaving) Oh, no!

Receptionist: See you tomorrow!

The restaurant ( Short Play Script)

Scene: The customers’ home in London, and then a restaurant in London

Characters: Customer A, Customer B, Manfred Schmidt the managing director of restaurant

A and B are at home.

Customer A: Let’s go to a restaurant tonight.

Customer B: OK.

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Customer A: Somewhere different.

Customer B: All right. Let’s have a look in the newspaper.(B opens the newspaper.)

Customer B: Er… Cinemas… Theatres… Restaurants. Ooh, this sounds nice. (Reading) ‘London’s newest restaurant. The Trattoria Romantica’

Customer A: It sounds good.

Customer B: The Trattoria Romantica. The best French restaurant in London.

Customer A: French?

Customer B: Yes.

Customer A: ‘Trattoria Romantica sounds Italian.

Customer B: It says French here.

Customer A: What else does it say?

Customer B: ‘Open every evening -‘

Customer A: Good.

Customer B: ‘from 7.30 to 7.45.’

Customer A: What? Fifteen minutes?

Customer B: It must be a mistake.

Customer A: I hope so. Anything else?

Customer B: Yes. ‘Music every evening -‘

Customer A: Good.

Customer B: ‘ from our Spanish guitarist ‘

Customer A: Spanish guitarist?

Customer B: ‘Manfred Schmidt.’

Customer A: Manfred Schmidt?!

Customer B: Yes. Oh, and there’s a picture of the manager.

Customer A: What’s his name?

Customer B: Stavros Papadopoulos.

Customer A: Stavros Papadopoulos?

Customer B: Yes.

Customer A: But that’s a Greek name.

Customer B: Yes.

Customer A: So it’s an Italian restaurant, serving French food…The Spanish guitarist has got a German name…And the man- ager’s Greek.

Customer B: That’s right. It sounds very international. Let’s try it.

Customer A: All right,

(Later, They arrive at the restaurant.)

Customer B: Well, here we are – the Trattoria Romantica.

Customer A: There’s no one here, (Calling) Hello?

(The manager appears. He is not very friendly.)

Manager: Yes?

Customer A: Oh, good evening. Is this the Trattoria Romantica!

Manager: I don’t know. I only work here,

Customer A: Pardon?

Manager: Yes, yes, yes. This is the Trattoria Romantica, but we’re closed for lunch.

Customer B: Closed for lunch? But it’s nine o’clock.

Manager: Ah. In that case, we’re closed for breakfast.

Customer B: It’s nine o’clock in the evening.

Manager: (Friendly) Yes, of course it is. Just a little joke. Allow me to introduce myself. I am Stavros Papadopoulos, the manager of the Trattoria Romantica. What can I do for you?

Customer B: We’d like a table for two, please.

Manager: Have you got a reservation?

Customer B: Er…No.

Manager: Ah. That’s a problem.

Customer A: But the restaurant is empty,

Manager: Is it? Oh, yes. Er.. .a table for two…

(He looks around the restaurant.)

Manager: Yes, Here you are a lovely table for two.

Customer A: Thank you.

(A and B sit down at the table.)

Manager: Is everything all right?

Customer B: Yes, thank you.

Manager: Good. That’s £12.50, please.

Customer B: What?

Manager: £12.50.

Customer A: What for?

Manager: For the chairs.

Customer A: The chairs?!

Manager: Yes, £6.25 each

Customer B: There must be some mistake.

Manager: Oh, sorry, £6.30. That’s £12,60 altogether. And of course £37 for the table,

Customer B: £37 for the table?!

Manager: That’s…er…£49.60 altogether.

Customer A: Look here.

Manager: Service not included.

Customer B: Service?!

Manager: Would you like to pay separately or together?

Customer A: Look – we don’t want the table or the chairs.

Manager: Oh, you want to sit on the floor,

Customer B: No, we don’t want to take them away,

Manager: That’s good. We don’t have a take-away service.

Customer B: We are planning to have some snacks here

Manager: Do you want to eat snacks or something?

Customer B: That is true we want to eat snacks

Manager: oh ya surely

Customer B: What is in the menu today. can we have a bit glance over menu

Manager: Er…yes. There you are.

(He gives them a very small menu.)

Customer A: It’s a very small menu.

Manager: It’s a very small restaurant. Now, what would you like?

Customer B: Seeing the menu,asked for chips and egg combination

Customer A: Um… I hope this is a restaurant belonging to French people

Manager: Yes it is true. Do you want menu. Let me give.

Manager: Is there pencil

Customer B: Here you are

(B gives the manager a pencil.)

Manager: Thank you.

(He writes on the menu.)

Manager: There is a French menu.

(He gives the menu back to B.)

Customer B: (Reading) ‘Oeuf et pommes frites. Deux oeufs et pommes frites. Deux oeufs et deux

pommes frites.’

(B puts the menu on the table.)

Customer A: What if you don’t like eggs?

Manager: Have the chips.

Customer B: What if you don’t like chips?

Manager: Have the eggs.

Customer A: What if you don’t like eggs or chips?

Manager: Have a sandwich.

Customer B: A sandwich?

Manager: Yes, I’ve got one here in my pocket

(He puts a sandwich on the table.)

Customer B: Thank you. Er…what’s in this sandwich?

Manager: Sand.

Customer A- Customer B: Sand?!

Manager: Yes, sand. That’s why it’s called a sandwich – because of the sand which is inside it.

Customer A: (To B) Come on, let’s go.

Manager: What’s the matter? You’re not going already, are you?

Customer B: Yes.

Manager: Why?

Customer A: Because this must be the worst restaurant in London.

Manager: No, it isn’t.

Customer B: Isn’t it?

Manager: No. I’ve got another one round the corner. It’s much worse’ than this one. Anyway, people

don’t come here for the food.

Customer A: I’m not surprised.

Manager: No, they come here for the music.

Customer B: The music?

Manager: Yes. Allow me to present Manfred Schmidt and his Spanish guitar.

(Manfred comes in with his guitar.)

Manfred Ole! Guten Abend, meine Damen und Herren

Customer A: Stavros?

Manager: Yes?

Customer A: What can Manfred play?

Manager: Anything you like.

Customer A: Really?

Manager: Yes, anything at all,

Customer A: Good. Tell him to play football.

Manager: Football? What do you mean?

Customer A: We’re leaving. Goodbye,

Manager: Oh, goodbye. Do come again.

Don’t forget, to tell your friends!

(A and B leave the restaurant.)

Manager: That’s the trouble with English people, Manfred.

Manfred: What’s that, Stavros?

Manager: They don’t know a good restaurant when they see one.


Tea break (Free Play Script)

Scene: A rehearsal room in a theatre

Characters: Five actors taking a tea break: Tom, Jerry, Jane, Martin, Sara

Jerry: All right. That’s enough. It’s time for a cup of tea.

Tom: Oh, good, A cup of tea. I can’t wait.

(Jerry, Jane, Martin and Sara sit down, there is no chair for Tom)

Jane: OK, Tom, make the tea

Tom: Me

Sara: Yes, make the tea.

Tom: Make the tea? Me?

Jane: Why not?

Tom: All right. What do I have to do? I mean, how do you make tea?

Jerry: Huh! He doesn’t know how to make tea!

Tom: OK, Jerry. How do you make tea?

Jerry: Er…I don’t know.

(The others laugh)

Martin: Listen, Tom – it’s easy. Put some water in the kettle.

Sara: Put the kettle on the stove.

Jane: Light a match.

Martin: Turn on the gas.

Sara: And light the gas.

Jane: Then put some tea in the teapot –

Tom: It sounds a bit complicated.

Jane: Oh, come on! It’s easy!

Martin: Listen, Tom. You don’t have to make the tea.

Tom: Oh, good.

Martin: You can get some from the cafe.

Tom: Oh. OK. See you later.

(Tom goes towards the door.)

Jerry: Wait a minute!

Tom: What?

Jane: You don’t know what we want yet.

Tom: Oh, yes. Sorry. What do you all

want? Sara?

Sara: I’d like a cup of tea – with no milk and no sugar.

Tom: One tea – no milk, no sugar. Jane?

Jane: I’d like a cup of tea – with lots of milk and no sugar.

Tom: Lots of milk – no tea Right.

Jane: No sugar!

Tom: No sugar. Right. Jerry?

Jerry: I’d like a lemon tea and a big cream cake.

Tom: A lemon cake and a cream tea.

Jerry: Careful!

Tom: What do you want, Martin?

Martin: A whisky and soda.

Tom: With milk and sugar?

Martin: Of course.

(Tom wants to check the orders.)

Tom: OK. Let me get this right. Sara, you want a cup of tea, with no milk and no sugar.

Sara: Yes. Oh…No. On second thoughts, I think I’d prefer coffee.

Tom: Coffee.

Sara: Yes, a cup of coffee – with milk and sugar.

Tom: Right. So – it’s one coffee with milk and sugar, and one tea with milk and sugar.

Jane: No sugar!

Tom: No sugar. Right. Jerry, you want a lemon tea and a big cream cake.

Jerry: That’s right.

Tom: And Martin – you want a whisky and soda.

Martin: With milk and sugar.

Tom: With milk and sugar. Right. OK. See you in a minute.

(Tom leaves. Very soon, he comes back.)

Tom: Right, I am giving you all in one with coffee,whisky with cream and soda. All right?

Jane: Martin?

Martin: Yes?

Jane: Go and make some tea.

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