MILLIE

But I wanted to go!

TOOTSIE

But there is a reason………

(Garry comes downstage and is confronted by Millie)

MILLIE

(angry)

How could you get Fgm to choose you when you knew I wanted to go

GARRY

But I……I'm sorry

MILLIE

You know, once I thought I was falling in love with you. (she pokes him angrily with her finger) Now just because I got called away, you get yourself picked to go. How could you! I wanted to be the one to help free that beautiful eagle. You're hateful!

(she pummels her fists on Garry's chest and then puts her face in her hands, sobs and rushes off stage left. Tootsie goes after her and exits left)GARRY

Ok. That's it. (he calls off right) Fairy godmother!

(Fgm enters right)

I've made my mind up. I want to go

FGM

You know you do not have to

GARRY

Yes, but I want to do it. Look, you said I would have special protection. How does that work?

FGM

The Ww will cast a spell at you

While your back is turned

And it will not harm you.

But beware. If she casts it to your face

There'll be no hide nor hair left of you, no trace

RONNIE

You sure you still want to do this?

GARRY

Shut up!

FGM

(taking Garry and Ronnie stage right with her)

Now when you meet your foe

(she gives Garry a packet of powder)

This magic powder you must throw

Upon her and she will be gone

For good (

Fgm gives him an envelope)

Then open this and it will tell

How you can come home safe and well

(Tootsie enters stage down left unseen by the other characters who are stage right. Tootsie puts up A frame with poster about rehearsals. She overhears the next speeches)

RONNIE

Why didn't you tell her that thing about you being the first born child?

GARRY

Well, if it all goes wrong and I don't come back it's better she hates me. It won't mean anything to her.

RONNIE

You really are in love with her aren't you?

GARRY

Yes. But I only told you that because you're my best mate. Now promise me you won't tell her.

RONNIE

Ok. I promise

(Tootsie still unseen by others exits left)

FGM

Garry, if you still are willing,

It is time to go

GARRY

I'm ready

RONNIE

Fare well, brave Garry.

(They do high hand clasp. Fgm and Garry exit stage right.

Currant and Bunn enter stage left)

RONNIE

Well, you know what they say in show business

CURRANT

Ddon't give up the dday job?

BUNN

Jay dob

RONNIE

Yes. But they also say - the show must go on!

(All cast except Fgm and Garry enter from all parts. General activity and rehearsal. Vka sits on stool down right and speaks to audience)

VKA

And now it's time to skip a bit

It's where they keep rehearsing it

We'll come back in where that that's been done

We're only thinking of your bum

On those hard seats.

They have been rehearsing like mad

Now they're nearly there

When they began it was quite bad

Now it's looking ……fair

RONNIE

Ok everybody. Show starts tonight. We just need to polish up the song at the end of the first act. The rest of the show is fine.

SONG - THE SLOWLY TURNING PAGES

(JUKEBOX ON PAGE 1 - TRACK 14)

(music starts. Ronnie conducts as all cast sing)

The slowly turning pages of the story of your life

Are as wondrous as the starlight in the sky

They're a secret store of mystery, a treasure trove that's ripe

With battles won and lovers lost and loads of other tripe

But every now and then you must admit there's been a time

When you were really proud of what you'd done

Now we have a feeling, that time for us has come

And we're going to take our chance and while we're at it have some fun

Have some fun

(Music begins)

SONG - THIS IS OUR MOMENT (pupils only sing)

(JUKEBOX ON PAGE 1 - TRACK 15)

We got pimples we got acne we got lots of teenage angst

We have tempers we have tantrums we have troubles from teenage pranks

Indecision nagging doubts always known as layabouts

Midnight limit tragic innit we just want to hang about

Wait a minute what's our purpose what's the reason we are here

This is our prize see it right there we can win it if only we dare

We got a dream we can hold on fast this is our future the die is cast

This is our moment and we're going to make it last

No more worries no self doubt no more troubles to think about

Hesitation tongue tied blue-hoos with both hands we throw them out

We got a dream we can hold on fast this is our future the die is cast

This is our moment and we're going to make it last(music fades down behind next speeches)

(JUKEBOX ON PAGE 1 - TRACK 16)

RONNIE

Ok. That'll do it. The show starts at 7-30. Make sure you're back here in plenty of time for costumes and make up.

MR CAMP

(excited)

Oh super!

RONNIE

Let's go to the canteen for some refreshments

HM

Yes, come on Campy. You look as if you could do with some fairy cake.(Music comes back in. All sing)

(JUKEBOX ON PAGE 1 - TRACK 17)

Hesitation tongue tied blue-hoos with both hands we throw them out

We got a dream we can hold on fast this is our future the die is cast

This is our moment and we're going to make it (last….…)

This is our moment and we're going to make it (last…….)

This is our moment and we're going to make it last……………

(Music stops

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INTERVAL

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ACT 2 SCENE 1 PERFORMANCE OF THE PUPILS SHOW - THE SCHOOL HALL

Personal props - Ronnie - 'Sold Out' placard

Fgm and Vka - stools stage down right

M Cmbt - black magic wand

Mr C - white sparkly wand

Ronnie - polystyrene plank

Ronnie enters stage right with publicity placard for the show with 'Sold Out' notice pasted diagonally across it. He puts this down)

RONNIE

Take your seats please ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, for tonight's performance of

'St Kevin's - The Musical' by the pupils (through Ronnie's gritted teeth) aided by some of the teachers of St Kevin's school.

Sir Dinsley Dunsford, famous theatre producer, take your seat over there please. Lord Livery of Lichington, television mogul, take a seat over there please. Mr Stanley S. Squillionaire the Seventy-Second from the Supadupamegabucks Studio in Hollywood, there's a seat for you over here.

(Fgm and Vka come up through centre aisle of audience and join Ronnie)

VKA

Sorry we're late, we came on the bus

Have you still got any seats for us?

RONNIE

Of course we have. You can sit up here. I'll show you.

(Ronnie, Fgm and Vka walk into scene.

Ronnie seats Fgm and Vka on stools stage down far right)

RONNIE

House lights out please. We're ready to start the show.

(Ronnie exits stage left taking 'Sold Out' placard with him.

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