Cullum is an alcoholic but he has been sectioned after he almost died
Lights SNAP UP BRIGHT on CULLUM - strapped to a bed with thick leather straps. He is unconscious.
Next to the bed is a small metal cabinet. On the cabinet a plastic jug of water and some plastic cups.
CULLUM wakes. He does not know where he is. He slowly realises he is strapped to the bed. He begins to struggle. The straps hold him tight.
CLARENCE, a male nurse, enters.
CLARENCE: See – you’re not dead? The ladies at the nurses’ station were positive you’d carked it. But I had faith. And here you are – wriggle wriggle wriggle.
CULLUM CONTINUES TO STRUGGLE.
CLARENCE: Easy. These are nice thick straps. For your safety. And mine. You’re not going anywhere – I hope.
CULLUM SUDDENLY REALISES HOW THIRSTY HE IS. HE LICKS HIS LIPS, OPENING AND CLOSING HIS MOUTH.
CLARENCE: (PICKING UP JUG)
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