BARRY – PAGE 24
(Gym. BARRY is lying on the bench press. He has loaded on too much weight, and is having great trouble
(Enter GAVIN. He is dressing increasingly “gaily”)
GAVIN Hiya Barry.
GAVIN Isn’t that thing supposed to be going up and down?
BARRY (Through clenched teeth)
Called isotonics. You have to keep the weight very, very still.
GAVIN In that case, very impressive indeed.
(With great difficulty, BARRY rolls the dumb-bell onto his hips and sits Up)
BARRY What are you wearing?
GAVIN (Innocently) What?
BARRY Are you alright?
GAVIN Fine. (pause) So what’s Denise gonna think when your chest starts bursting out of
BARRY You’re the only one I know who wears pyjamas.
GAVIN I’ll have you know flanelette can be very sexy. You should try it some time Barry,
might do wonders for your relationship.
BARRY It’s gonna take more than that to fix things between me and Denise.
BARRY I don’t want to talk about it.
GAVIN OK Barry.
BARRY She’s not... “fulfilled”. What does that mean? Gav? What the hell does that
GAVIN I’m not sure exactly, but it probably means she’s not fulfilled.
BARRY Ever since she started taking those line dancing classes I can’t put a foot right.
BARRY – PAGE 35
(Barry is on the phone - he looks dreadfully tired and unkempt. We hear through the PA, the DISC-
JOCKEY, from off stage on “Love Songs Till Midnight,” as a song finishes)
DISC-JOCKEY And that was Barry White, singing his classic ode, “Love Serenade” I never get
tired of listening to that. And as it happens we have another Barry on the line.
BARRY Yeah. Hi.
DISC-JOCKEY And you’ve got someone special you want to dedicate a song to?
BARRY I do, yeah.
DISC JOCKEY And who would that special someone be then Barry?
BARRY Um...well. It’s for my wife.
DJ She has a name?
BARRY Yeah, yeah she does.
DJ And what would her name be Barry?
DJ Good. See, that wasn’t so hard was it? And how long have you been together?
BARRY Five years. Up until...um...last Saturday. Afternoon. Bout two o’clock.
DJ Oh dear. Does this mean you’ve had a falling out with Denise. A lover’s tiff?
BARRY Ah. Yeah. It’s a bit more than that but yeah.
DJ Don’t want to talk about it? That’s fine. But you’re missing her right now, and
you want to try and reach her with a song. Maybe a special song that has meaning
for you both. A song that brings back memories of special times you’ve shared,
before things started to go wrong. Is that right?
BARRY – PAGE 36
DJ What would you like to say to Denise then Barry?
DJ Go ahead.
BARRY Denise...this song...this song’s for you.
DJ Come on Barry, you can do a bit better than that can’t you? If you want her back
you’re going to have to tell her how much you feel about her.
BARRY (Hiding tears) We miss you.
DJ Okay then Barry, I guess we’re not really getting anywhere here are we. So what
song would you like to dedicate to Denise.
BARRY Can you play “I Will Survive,” by Gloria Gaynor.
DJ Interesting choice. Not one I would have recommended. But... there it is... All
right Denise, if you’re listening, this is Barry asking you to come home, with “I
(“I Will Survive” comes up on the PA)