THEATRE OF DEBATE

DIGITAL DRAMA

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Complete play
Increasingly concerned by the use of animals in biomedical research, 18 year-old Sonny has begun protesting against the new laboratory that has been built in the area. His ideals put him on a collision course with his scientist sister, Anita, creating a conflict that threatens to tear the family apart.

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Scene One

Sonny is in his room, reading an animal rights magazine. He is interrupted by his mum, who won't let him have a cat and is unsure about him going on a protest march against the use of animals in...

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Scene Duration: 4.40 minutes


Scene Two

Raz surprises Lina as she's working in the garden centre. They are both nervous about Raz coming over for dinner and meeting Lina's kids. Lina tells Raz that she'll be cooking a vegetarian meal...

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Episode Duration: 4.40 minutes



Scene Three

Anita bumps into Sonny, who is leafleting outside the university. It soon becomes clear that they don't see eye to eye on the issue of animal testing.

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Episode Duration: 2.40 minutes


Scene Four

The dinner party. Lina is nervous, Raz makes jokes that nobody laughs at, and Sonny and Anita get into a huge argument, with disastrous consequences.

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Episode Duration: 9.56 minutes



Scene Five

It's visiting hour at the hospital. Sonny is recuperating, whilst Lina quizzes him about what the doctors have said. To Lina's despair, Sonny states that he will not take any medication that has been tested on animals.

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Episode Duration: 3.46 minutes



Scene Six

At the garden centre, Lina is preoccupied when Raz pays her a visit. Their relationship has taken a turn for the worse, and Lina is confused about what she wants. Raz loses his temper and leaves.

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Episode Duration: 2. 52 minutes



Scene Seven

Anita visits Sonny in the hospital, bringing some information to try and persuade him to take his medication. They disagree again, and the conversation turns into an argument. Raz arrives as Anita is leaving in tears.

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Episode Duration: 4.04 minutes


Scene Eight

Anita opens up to her mum. She is frustrated with Sonny, but admits that she has been forced to consider the true cost of using animals for human purposes. Anita discusses the loss of her father, and how he inspired her to become a scientist.

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Episode Duration: 0.32 minutes


Scene Nine

Raz and Sonny get talking about sibling rivalry, animals and the meaning of life. Raz offers some valuable advise from the Buddhist teachings.

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Episode Duration: 0.54 minutes


Scene Ten

Anita opens up to her mum. She is frustrated with Sonny, but admits that she has been forced to consider the true cost of using animals for human purposes. Anita discusses the loss of her father, and how he inspired her to become a scientist.

Note: Scene 10 is a continuation of scene 8

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Episode Duration: 1.18 minutes

Scene Eleven

Raz and Sonny get talking about sibling rivalry, animals and the meaning of life. Raz offers some valuable advise from the Buddhist teachings.

Note: Scene 11 is a continuation of scene 9

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Episode Duration : 1.16 minutes


Scene Twelve

Anita opens up to her mum. She is frustrated with Sonny, but admits that she has been forced to consider the true cost of using animals for human purposes. Anita discusses the loss of her father, and how he inspired her to become a scientist.

Note: Scene 12 is a continuation of scenes 8 & 10

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Episode Duration: 1.34 mins


Scene Thirteen

Raz and Sonny get talking about sibling rivalry, animals and the meaning of life.
Raz offers some valuable advice from the Buddhist teachings.

Note: Scene 13 is a continuation of scenes 9 & 11

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Episode Duration: 2.22 mins



Scene Fourteen

Anita opens up to her mum. She is frustrated with Sonny, but admits that she has been forced to consider the true cost of using animals for human purposes. Anita discusses the loss of her father, and how he inspired her to become a scientist.

Note: Scene 14 is a continuation of scenes 8,10 & 12

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Episode duration: 2.12 mins


Scene Fifteen
Lina and Raz meet unexpectedly in the hospital corridor, and have a reconciliation.

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Episode duration: 1.10 mins



Scene Sixteen
Sonny comes home from hospital to a family celebration, but soon starts the old argument with Anita. Lina and Raz leave them to it, and Sonny challenges Anita on alternatives to using animals for medical research.They also discuss their father, and Sonny voices for the first time his envy of Anita's relationship with their dad, and his confusion over his death. By the end of the scene they agree to disagree.

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Episode duration: 7.10 mins



Credits

This radio adaptation of the original stage play is performed by Y Touring Theatre Company, produced by Digital Fluid and supported by the Wellcome Trust and Central YMCA.





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