SCENE 9: STEPPING INTO THE UNKNOWN - HARP HILL

                                        The digital clocks race forward to
                                        08:30 and the stage revolves to
                                        Pat and Kevin asleep in their
                                        sleeping bags by the Harp Hill
                                        side of the fence. Pat's
                                        traditional alarm clock rings.

                              PAT
                            (Sleep talking loudly)
                There will be meat at the buffet! And that's an
                order!

                              KEVIN
                            (Alarmed at being shouted at in his sleep)
                No there won't! What?! Arrghh!

                              PAT
                Arrghhh!

                              KEVIN
                Arghhh!

                              PAT
                Calm down! CALM DOWN! EVERYBODY REMAIN CALM!

                                        Pat panicking, fumbles about
                                        trying to find the alarm clock,
                                        finds it but inadvertently throws
                                        it in air and he screams...

                              PAT
                HOT POTATO!

                                        Kevin catches it and turns it off.

                              KEVIN
                How was the night shift?

                              PAT
                All quiet.

                              KEVIN
                You were asleep the whole time weren't you.

                              PAT
                Yes. However, if there was even the slightest
                disturbance I would have been roused. I'm a
                very light sleeper.

                                        Kevin starts packing up his things
                                        to leave.

                              PAT
                Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! What do you think
                you're doing?!

                              KEVIN
                Going back to the dorm. That was our last hope,
                we need to just accept that this afternoon will
                be a disaster and there's no changing it.

                              PAT
                You can't give up now! We might be on the cusp
                of greatness. The cusp you hear me??

                              KEVIN
                I'm not, Pat. 

                              PAT
                You turn your back on this moment Kevin and I
                swear you will regret it for the rest of your
                life. On this side of the fence we are stuck
                with the same problems as yesterday but over
                there...that's where the answers lie.  

                              KEVIN
                You really think so?

                              PAT
                I know so.

                                        A beat as Kevin considers what to
                                        do.

                              KEVIN
                Fine.

                              PAT
                Yesss! Now, first thing's first, you'll need
                your radiogram to investigate the new and
                unusual atmospheres you're likely to encounter.
                And you'll need something to protect you from a
                potential magnetic field when approaching the
                fence.

                              KEVIN
                Woah Pat, this is too much. I can't carry all
                of this with me, I need to try and fit in or at
                the very least, go unnoticed.

                              PAT
                Not to worry, I have packed you a pair of
                glasses and a hat - replete with wig which
                should take care of your disguise...

                              KEVIN
                No, you're not listening to me Pat. Radiograms,
                hats, wigs...I can't have any of this. I just
                need to get over there and observe the boy -
                without being seen. Whatever 'he' is, he has
                what I need. The confidence - charisma. Learn
                from the boy without being seen.
                            (Beat)
                That is the plan. 

                                        Pause. Silence.

                              PAT
                Ok, understood.
                            (Beat)
                You'll need this.

                                        Handing him a monocular.

                              KEVIN
                A monocular?

                              PAT
                You never know! I can't wait to hear about all
                of the discoveries you'll make!

                              KEVIN
                I'll do my best to gather some evidence but
                observation from a safe distance is key.  

                              PAT
                Ok. Can you hear that?

                              KEVIN
                What?

                                        Thematic underscore starts.

                              PAT
                The sound of destiny ringing in your ears! Oh
                there's one more thing.

                              KEVIN
                What?

                                        Pat gets walkie-talkies out of his
                                        bag.

                              PAT
                You'll need this walkie-talkie - make sure
                you're in radio contact with me at all times. I
                am your only link to this dimension,
                understood?

                              KEVIN
                OK.

                              PAT
                Oh and one more thing! You'll need this tie.

                                        He produces a Forest Hill tie.

                              KEVIN
                Where did you...?

                              PAT
                I have my ways. Whatever you end up facing,
                remember you are not alone. I am only a walkie
                talkie away. I'm proud of you Kevin. 

                              KEVIN
                This is it then.

                              PAT
                Your future...

                              KEVIN
                Starting...now.

                                        Lights and music as the stage
                                        revolves and Kevin walks towards
                                        the fence.


 

 

 


            STEP INTO ANOTHER'S SHOES,
            AND I'M SPENDING MY TIME TRYIN' TO FIND THE CLUES,
            ITS A PUZZLE, IT'S A MAZE,
            IT'S AMAZING HOW I'M LIGHTING THE FUSE.
           
            IM DRESSED IN DIFFERENT SKIN,
            I CAN FEEL THE TENSION BUILD, A TRANSFORMATION BEGIN,
            IT'S A BLESSING, IT'S A SIN,
            THE BEGINNING AND I'M READY TO WIN.

                                        Pre-chorus
            I KNOW PAT'S RIGHT,
            YOU'VE GOT TO FIGHT,
            OR ELSE THE JOURNEY NEVER STARTS.
            THEY'LL FINALLY SEE,
            THERE'S MORE IN ME,
            AND I'LL RETURN TO FACE,
            A BETTER TIME AND SPACE.

                                        Verse 2

                              KEVIN & PAT
            BLAST OFF, LIKE A SHIP UNMANNED,
            WITH MY DESTINY UNFOLDING IN THE PALM OF MY HAND,
            IT'S A CRAZY WONDERLAND,
            SO MUCH BETTER THAN WE EVER HAD PLANNED.
            DANGER INTO OVERDRIVE,
            WITH THE FEAR I COULD BE CAUGHT AS I DODGE AND DIVE,
            IT'S SURPRISING HOW I THRIVE,
            I'M ARRIVING AND I'M FEELING ALIVE.

                                        Pre-chorus - Harp Hill

                              HARRY
            TODAY'S THE DAY,
            I GET MY WAY,
            I CAN NOT WAIT TO CRUSH THOSE KNOBS!

                              PENNY
            THIS WILL BE HELL,
            AND I CAN TELL,

                              PENNY & ANJALI
            DISASTER'S UP AHEAD,
            I SHOULD HAVE STAYED IN BED!

                                        Chorus - Harp Hill.
            WE'RE WORLDS APART BUT WE'RE OUT OF PLACE,
            WE'RE MOVING TOO FAST BUT WERE STUCK IN SPACE,
            WE'RE CLINGING ON AS LIFE IS SPINNING ROUND,
            IT TAKES US UP AND SMACKS US DOWN,
            THE EDGES FRAYED AND ABOUT TO BREAK,
            AS TENSIONS RUN HIGH ITS GETS HARD TO TAKE,
            AND EVERY DAY'S THE ANOTHER ROCKY START,
            WE'RE ALL THE SAME BUT WORLDS APART,
            WE'RE ALL THE SAME BUT WORLDS APART.

                                        Verse 3

                              DYLAN
            WELL LADS, YOU GONNA WISH ME THE BEST?
            'CAUSE I'LL DEFINITELY BE LEAVING WHEN I FUCK UP THIS TEST,
            THERE'S NEED TO GET DEPRESSED,
            CAUSE I'M LEAVING WITH A FINAL REQUEST.
            TODAY, LET THE CHAOS BEGIN,
            TOM, YOU WEDGIE EVERY GEEK,
            SPUD, JUMP IN EVERY BIN,
            WE WILL LEAVE THEM IN A SPIN,
            AND THEY'LL KNOW WHERE DYLAN CHAMBERS HAS BEEN!

                                        Pre-chorus

                              COURTNEY
            I HATE MY SPOTS,

                              GLORIA
            I CAN'T DO SQUATS!

                              RALPH
            I'M BOG-WASHED EV'RY SINGLE DAY

                              SARAH
            I WON'T PROJECT, MY INTELLECT,
            'CAUSE THEY DON'T WANT TO SEE THE OTHER SIDE OF ME.

                                        Breakdown chorus - build as Kevin
                                        is dodging people in slow motion
                                        in Forest Hill.
            WE'RE WORLDS APART BUT WE'RE OUT OF PLACE,
            WE'RE MOVING TOO FAST BUT WERE STUCK IN SPACE
            WE'RE CLINGING ON AS LIFE IS SPINNING ROUND,
            IT TAKES US UP AND SMACKS US DOWN,
            THE EDGES FRAYED AND ABOUT TO BREAK,
            AS TENSIONS RUN HIGH ITS GETS HARD TO TAKE,
            AND EVERY DAY'S THE ANOTHER ROCKY START,
            WE'RE ALL THE SAME BUT WORLDS APART.
            WE'RE ALL THE SAME BUT WORLDS APART.

                                        End of song.

7. Worlds Apart