The Man has brought his new girlfriend, the Woman, to his remote
START: The Woman: Here. (Calls.) Quick! Come here. Don’t miss this. Quickly.
Enter THE MAN, carrying assorted fly-fishing equipment.
THE MAN (to himself). Torch. Reel. Spare reel. Leader. Fly-box. Flies…
THE WOMAN. Quickly. You must see this.
THE MAN. Forceps. Scotch. Baccy. Gink. Priest. Where’s my priest?
THE WOMAN. You are missing the most incredible thing.
END: THE WOMAN. You tried to teach me to cast all day on the beach. All I did was make knots. I couldn’t do it in broad / daylight.
THE MAN. It’s easy. You / just feel it.
THE WOMAN. How am I going to do it in the pitch bloody dark.
THE MAN (interrupting). There are monsters out there. Huge monsters. In the water. Right now!
THE WOMAN. You’re really selling this.
Jez Butterworth, The River, NHB Modern Plays,
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