My 20-minute play, Turnaround, had a semi-staged reading by NLA at Chapel Playhouse, King's Cross, on 5th October.
POTTER Gregory Cox
ARTEMIS Samantha Parry
Directed by MANSEL DAVID
The outgoing Chairman of Siskin & Mooney meets the incoming CEO ...
Artemis Your top line growth stalled some time ago. Your market share has collapsed. Your costs have soared.
Potter You’re painting a very black picture …
Artemis Siskin & Mooney is on its knees. Its last legs. It’s reached the end of the road. It’s teetering on the brink of disaster.
Potter Well, yes. I suppose you could say that.
Artemis It’s in the Emergency Room. The last gasp saloon.
Potter The last chance saloon.
Artemis Correction. The last chance saloon.
Potter I’d prefer to think of the company as taking a well-earned breather on a park bench in the late afternoon.