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A monologue from the play by Richard Bean
Act Two, Scene One
(To Pauline:) He’s not worth it, love. He’d stand there and watch you do it, and not raise a finger. Look at him.
You’re not the great romantic lover, are you? You’re a bit of a prick. Let me give you some advice.
Men, they’ll do anything to get you into bed. Lie, cheat, buy you a bed. And the tragedy is that once they’ve had you, they’ll never want you as much ever again.
(Aside.) Don’t take notes girls, there’s a handout at the end. (To Alan:) You want to watch your tongue, young man, slagging us women off.
It’s 1963, there’s a revolution coming. I predict in twenty years’ time there’ll be a woman in Ten Downing Street, yeah, and she won’t be doing the washing up.
Then you’ll see exactly what women can do. You’ll see a more just and fair society.
The feminine voice of compassion for the poor will be the guiding principle of government, and there’ll be an end to foreign wars.