Archie is a music hall performer, struggling to keep his act alive in
And do you know why? Do you know why? Because we're dead beat and down and outs. We're drunks, maniacs, we're crazy, we're bonkers, the whole flaming bunch of us. Why, we have problems that nobody's ever heard of, we're characters out of something that nobody believes in.
She's getting old, and she's worried about who's going to keep her when she can't work any longer. She's afraid of ending up in a long box in somebody else's front room in Gateshead, or was it West Hartlepool?
Osborne, John. Plays Two: the Entertainer, the Hotel in Amsterdam, West Of Suez and Time Present. London: Faber & Faber, 1998. p.49.
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