Laura: What are you two doing here?
Lewis: We ran away from the foster home.
Olivia: It was terrible, every time we mentioned Mum and Dad we were caned.
Laura: Oh I think I am catching a bug..... (Tom interrupting)
Tom: Boring! Madrid 2010...Gambled my life away... My kids, my wife, my home...
Liv: Anyone want to buy my dog?
(Dom in box)
Dom: Who’s making that entire racket? I was sleeping... like I did at school.
Laura: That‘s nothing my mum and dad were rock stars they left me at home with
lots of money but I spent it all on parties and sweeties. (Sigh)
Dom: I am so hungry
Tom: I am so so thirsty
Lewis: hurry up Liv, sell that dog so we can get some money and eat.
Laura: But I need medicine, I am so ill
Lewis: you know my sister and I need to get back on track.
Tom: What do you mean?
Lewis: well, our goals! For instance I wanted to be a successful football player.
Tom: Me too, I was going to be a goalie
Liv: I wanted to be an author!
Laura: I wanted to be a dentist that’s how I got my name Mental Dental!
Dom: Yawn... I wanted to live in a box... Livin’ the dream here!
Liv: but how are we going to get back on track? Look at us we’re wrecked!
Tom: how are we going to think out of this situation?
Dom: Just joking here but we could try and get a job and make some money...
Dom’s Solo: Paranoid – see alternative lyrics
(Sutej walks past the hobos)
Laura: Please can we have some money we’re starving to death. Literally!
The entire hobo’s: Please help us!!
Sutej: No way, if I do, I’ll miss my big break, my first movie! Especially for
Tom: Wait please we NEED food!
Sutej: I’ll have to hurry or the ENTIRE buffet will be gone. (Teasing the Hobos) Sorry
guys, I’ll bring you some scraps, Laters. (Laughs, hurries off)
Lewis: I think I remember that name “Sutej”.
Liv: People are getting more ignorant by the day.
Laura: I see what you mean.
Lewis: He didn’t care!
Tom: What gives people a right to be so rude to us?
Dom: They are just like us, aren’t they?
Laura: COME ON HELP US SOMEONE!!!
(Sing Bad Day)
(Natasha and Karmen enter stage right)
Tom: Please can we have some money?
Natasha: No way, my chiwawa might get dirty! (Turning to Karmen)
Karmen: OMG I’m going to have like 7 showers when we arrive at that 5 star hotel.
Natasha: Yeah coz like after we arrive at the 5 star hotel we are like going to like a
fashion thingy I mean like SO posh that we can’t remember the name of it!!!!
Karmen: And if we touch you we’ll get like so stinky.
Liv: But we are soooooo hungry.
Karmen: Just sell muddy mutt then.
Liv: We are trying but no one will buy it.
Karmen: Well I could give it 10 baths... ok I’ll take it.
Karmen: I’ll give £4.44 not a penny more. (Exit stroking dogs)
Liv: Bye Scruffs you have a better home now. (Hear dog bark)
Sam enters carrying two boxes and a shoulder bag/ruck sack.
Hobos: Help us!
Sam: How can I help you?
Hobos: give us money (moan)
Sam: I have no money.
Liv: Well then you are no help
Laura: I am sick gimme some medicine!
Sam: That won’t help, looks like you need proper care.
Lewis: We need a house now!
Sam: I have nowhere to give you.
Dom: Well, what do you have?
Sam: I have these cakes I’ve made.
Tom: Oh yes! Please can we have a taste?
Sam: I was meant to deliver these to some fashion show, but those models don’t eat
a thing, so go ahead. (Hands box of cakes to the hobos)
Laura: These are heavenly!
Liv: like angels on my tongue!
Tom: Just like my wife used to make (sob)
Dom: mmm not bad...do you have a cappuccino to go with that? (Look to see if any
Mums/Dads have one and go get it, I’ll plant one if necessary!)
Lewis: Where did you learn to bake like this?
Sam: I’ve always loved baking, my Mum taught me a lot and at school I learned how
to follow my dream. I started my own bakery and now I teach children to bake too!
Tom: What was your dream?
Sam: to be the best baker in the country!
Liv: Well you’ve got my vote!
Dom: We all have dreams mate, you just got lucky!
Sam: Well... yes I was lucky in that my family supported me and my teachers
helped, but mostly it was hard work. I learn something new every day, keep asking
questions and the magic ingredient? Never ever give up...ever!
Dom: Sounds like you had it easy, not like us...
Sam: Easy? You don’t know me, who are you to judge?
Laura: Take it easy, he’s all box and no brains...
Tom: But did you ever get lost, take risks, and lose out?
Sam: Yes, many times, but I used what I learned at Dair House, I learned to use
Laura: Flow thinking? Sounds like hot air to me!
Sam: Not air exactly, more like water! Like a river flows.
Lewis: Go on...
Sam: Well, like a river needs to find the ocean, it keeps going, never ending until it
reaches it’s goal. If it can’t run through somewhere, it goes around, if it’s not strong
enough to go on, it rests, like a lake and gathers its strength, then rolls on, and if it
has no other choice it just keeps pushing and pushing until it breaks through.
(pushes Dom over)
Lewis: Like a river!
Sam: Anyway I’ve got to go, some guy named Sutej is doing a TV commercial for
me and he demanded fresh fairy cakes on set, so maybe I’ll see you again...near
the ocean (smiles and exits but deliberately leaves his bag)
Tom: Hey, you left your bag! Hey mister! Where did he go?
Please read on...
Now it’s your turn!
Complete the play by the children looking into Sam’s bag and finding significant
items that open their eyes to what he taught them, it’s not money, or keys to a
house, but small, maybe insignificant things that are symbols of their dreams.
Lewis & Liv: Need a home and somewhere for Olivia to begin writing.
Tom: Needs to face his guilt and forgive himself, return to his family
Laura: Needs to reconnect with her goal of being a dentist
Dom: needs to take responsibility and stop being a taker, start giving, like Samuel.
a copy of a Harry Potter book (remember JK Rowling had to write her first book in
cafes and tea shops because she had nowhere else to go.)
a mirror, a toothbrush, a photo of his family, a picture of Sam with the Kindness Cup.
(Tom try to run after Sam and kick bag)
Liv hold up leaflet about wonder homes for homeless
Lewis: hay that looks good we could try that out it looks cool
Liv: and it has a desk for me with a library And it’s only a few streets away
Laura: Bye.... (Sees newspaper with dental work experience wanted)
Laura: Hey look dental work experience wanted WAHOOOOOO
(Runs off dropping paper)
(Tom look headline)
Tom: Hey that’s my wife ... Gambled wife wants Life back
Sam: Hey that’s mine must have dropped it Where are your friends?
Sam: why don’t you go with them.
Mr Churchill I am sorry I can’t finish, but i was hoping that my first bit could be of
Sam: coz what?
Dom coz there was nothing for me and…
Sam: yes there was just look
(Looks through bag and fines a leaflet for becoming a police diver)
Dom: cool and this is only a few miles away… thanks
(Runs of stage)
Sam: glad I could help
(Three week later)
Every on comes back on as their life goals. Laura could be reading a book about
dentist by Olivia and Lewis and tom could both have a football medal/trophy and
Dom could have someone in handcuffs and Olivia could be holding some of here
Lewis: thanks to Sam we all managed to get back on track and succeed on are life
Dom: and I didn’t even think that there was hope
Tom: even I managed to become famous and on the same team as Lewis
Olivia: I sold over a million copies all thanks to Sam
Laura: and I got better and I’ve learnt how to help other people some now I will be
the one that helps the homeless people and I will not just walk past them.