Natalya foreword



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He kisses her.
EBBA

Is he married?
JACK

Not now. Number three wasn't the Mama Mia he was hoping for. He wants children.
EBBA

Children?
JACK

Yup.
The telephone rings. JACK answers it.
JACK

Yeah...oh, hullo sir. Yes she is. Certainly. (He switches on the microphone. A very pleasant deep American's voice.)
WAINTHROPP

Miss Marriner?
EBBA

(Starts with surprise then moves nearer mike) Mr Wainthropp?

WAINTHROPP

I wondered if you were free for lunch tomorrow.
EBBA

(Looks at JACK) Well, I...I don't...(JACK nods at her urgently)...yes, I think I could manage that...
WAINTHROPP

Kind of you, I appreciate it. Twelve forty-five? I'll send a car.
EBBA

Thank you.
WAINTHROPP

Good night. (Rings off.)
JACK

You see?
EBBA

No, I don't.
JACK

It's great.
EBBA

No it isn't. Get me out of it!
CAROLLE, on the telephone, files a story in an undertone.
SCENE EIGHT

EBBA alone. NATALYA enters.
NATALYA

What is wrong?
EBBA

Nothing.
NATALYA

Why do you cry?
EBBA

I'm being silly.
NATALYA

No. Not silly. You cry for your man?
EBBA

No! I was listening to the radio. It was about the war.
NATALYA

You cry for your country? This is shit.
EBBA

Thank you. Thanks very much. What do you cry for?
NATALYA

For me.
EBBA

Fuck off about my country being shit.
NATALYA

It is shit, imperialist pig. Is over for you. Bye bye. The little fingers of Indonesia - Philippines takes your biscuit, and soon China has the trade of all the world by long nails...(she gestures.)
EBBA

Shut - up.
NATALYA

And you, little piddle island, is nowhere. No power now - even Wales which is raining and no coal mines left, is wishing to be free and have romance and fable of itself. You could not even fight - what Englishman would fight as we Russians fought at Stalingrad - all are brain-drain and gone, who is left to defend you? You are shit.
EBBA

Oh Natalya - you're homesick!


SCENE NINE

MICHELENE

(Dialling out. She gets an answering machine.) Ohh! Brian. This is the fourth message. Will you - repeat will you either pick up or contact me asap. Do you want the American refrigerator with the larger ice-making machine? And are we to turn the north room into a gymnasium - if so, I need your input, otherwise, Emile suggests a studio - artwise - or a dark room - I'm presuming you don't want a customized laboratory. I can't make all these decisions on my own - oh and would you transfer another five thousand into the joint account.
CAROLLE

(On the telephone) Newsdesk, please. Carolle Carpenter for Simon Chance. Simon. It's definite. I babysat the handicapped sister last night. The Marriner house. Yes - Ebba Marriner and Lamarr Wainthropp. They went to the minimalist exhibition at the Tate, and then Claridges. Not until 1.50am - I left them making coffee in the kitchen. Yes, just the two of them. Thanks very much. Of course I will -I'm hoping for an exclusive. Well, if you insist.
NATALYA

(On the telephone) Hullo - (laughs)...if you like - of course, why should I mind - oh, you are funny - maybe - maybe - oh you are demand - I see you in one hour, OK? (She goes.)




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