Scripts – IN THE LIFT – Response to ELIZABETH JOLLEY


RADIO DRAMA

1. FX         MUSIC: ‘GIRL FROM IPANEMA’ CUTS OUT  CRUNCH  SPARKING SOUNDS  CRUNCH

2.  SUSAN   What happened?  Why have we stopped?

3.  JAMES   The lift’s stuck.  There’s a phone here somewhere.

4.  JILL        Over by the door.  SCUFFLING SOUNDS  Be careful.  That’s me!

5.  FX          MUSIC COMES BACK ON    CONTINUES IN BACKGROUND

6.  JILL        Thank goodness for that.  At least we can see, now.

7.  SUSAN   That was dreadful – so black.  I could see nothing – not even my hand. Ugh!

8. JAMES     RATTLING PHONE  Hello?  Hello?  Damn!  It’s not working.

9. SUSAN   PANICKING  How will they know we’re here?  They will know we’re here, won’t they?

10. JILL]      TOGETHER    Of course!
JAMES]                              How the hell would I know?

11. SUSAN    Bang on the doors!  YELLS  Help!  We’re stuck in here!  Somebody – help!

12. JAMES    That’s no good.  No-one will hear you.

13. JILL         Well, what do you suggest then?  We can’t climb out through the ceiling like in the movies.

14. SUSAN   Can’t we?  Oh, no.  It’s too high.  PANTS  Is it getting airless in here?

15. JAMES   Of course not.  Well not yet, anyway.

16. SUSAN   I get claustrophobia.  How long will they be?  Oh hurry and find us, please.

17. JILL        Well, I’m going to sit down and rest.  We could be here for quite a while.

18. SUSAN   WAILS.   Oh, don’t say that!

19. JAMES   For God’s sake, shut up!

20. FX       CRUNCH  MUSIC WAVERS THEN CONTINUES  LIFT HUMS  DOORS OPEN  SCRAMBLING SCUFFLING SOUNDS

21. SUSAN   Thank God!  That was awful!

22. JAMES    DISGUSTED  You can say that again!

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(C) copyright Jud House May 1997 & 28/09/2011

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