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Powers Flowers

Whilst working on this SitCom concept, we heard about SitCom Saturdays – a project by RealDeal Theatre. We produced a 15 minute version of an episode of Powers Flowers and were pleased to have it selected for a rehearsed reading in 2009. This pilot was well received and the reading gave us great feedback as we continued to develop the concept.

In 2011, the Powers Flowers Christmas Special was selected from a number of sitcoms to be included in the RealDeal tour and was performed at venues across London.

Powers Flowers – Christmas

Keen & Pandini | 2010

[…]

FINSBURY:
This lady has to come in, Mr Powers.

MARY:
I’m sorry. I know you’re closing early, but I really need somewhere to sit down. I’m eight months pregnant and I’ve come over all faint. Can I wait here until I’m feeling a bit more stable?

DAVID:
Well, you’re welcome to join us, but I won’t be able to let you out again. We’re on terror alert. We have to stay here until further notice. Here, sit down.

MARY sits.

MARY:
I wondered why the streets were so quiet and everywhere was locked. I couldn’t find anywhere that would let me in. I was supposed to be meeting Joe – my boyfriend – at the tube station, but it was closed for some reason.

EMMA:
They must have closed the whole of London down.

MARY:
Oh no. Now what am I going to do? I’ll try to phone Joe again.

MARY presses some keys on her mobile phone.

MARY: (CONT’D)
Hello Joe, it’s me again. Apparently there’s some terror alert and every where’s been closed off. I’m in a flower shop on Bath Street. I’m not allowed to leave. I’ll try you later.

MARY ends the phone call.

EMMA:
Are you ok?

MARY:
I could be better. I’m not even supposed to be in London. Joe came up to see his accountant in Shepherds Bush. He was trying to sort out his tax returns before Christmas. I thought I’d come up and surprise him.

EMMA:
Ah. That’s nice. Where do you live?

MARY:
In Dorset. I run a donkey sanctuary.

EMMA:
Cool. What about Joe?

MARY:
Oh, he has his own business. He’s a car painter. It gives us enough money to run the sanctuary. Oh, I’m Mary, by the way.

EMMA:
Hi Mary. I’m Emma. This is David and Finsbury.

DAVID:
Hang on a minute, hang on a minute. (VERY SLOWLY AS HE PIECES IT ALL TOGETHER) You’re called Mary. Your boyfriend’s called Joe. He’s a carpenter. You’re heavily pregnant. You have something to do with donkeys…

MARY:
He’s a car painter. He paints cars.

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