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HOPPING DOWN IN KENT

Getting Ready

The Journey First Day Hop Picking Death at Hartlake Hopper's Hospital Evening Entertainment Video Clips

 

 FIRST DAY HOP PICKING

Scene 3.

(Heard from off stage)

Sindy Jones-Wow here we are at the hop farm. This looks very exciting. Donít it kids?

Kids- Yeah!

Sophia Smith- Look at the scenery Kids

Kids- Wow!

Peter Jones-Stupid kids havenít you ever seen this kind of stuff in books?

Kids- Yeah but never this close up!

Sindy and Sophia- Come on letís meet the owner.

(They come on to the stage)

Mr Tone- Hello and welcome to me Ďop farm. And yous be the ÖÖ.

( He struggles)

Jones- The Jones

Mr Tone- Oh yeah yous the one that broke your leg didnít ya?

Peter Jones- yep thatís right

Sindy Jones- Oh do you remember he tumbled down from those high stilts remember

Sophia Smith- Really? ( sounding interested )

Sindy Jones- Yep thatís right come to think of it, it was quite funny actually. It all happened when hÖ

Peter Jones- (interupting them) oh stop gossiping women.

Sindy- Oh shut up moan machine all you ever do is moan, moan, moan

Mr Tone- And yous be the uh

(Once again struggling)

Sophia Smith- The smiths

Mr Tone- uh the Smiths ay. I remember you. Your daughter ran off witÖ.

Sophia Smith (interupting very suddenly)- OH LOOK THEYíVE STARTED ALREADY HEHE

Mr Tone- Donít you remember?

Sophia Smith- Iíd rather not

Mr Tone- But rememberÖÖ

Sophia Smith- IíD RATHER NOT!

(Mr tone talks to Peter Jones quietly)

Molly- ugh! Whatís that smell?

Sindy Jones- Thatís the alley bodge

Molly- Whatís that?

Sindy Jones- An ally bodge is a cart to cart around the manure from one place to another.

Molly- oh!

Molly- Whoís that?

(Mr Tone comes back in to action)

Mr Tone-That is Jerry Stringer. He strings the hops but wants to start a chat show. Itíll never catch on.

Here comes Rover the three-legged  Hopping dog.

(Molly screams and Sophia comforts her)

Mr Tone-Get it Hopping dog?

Peter Jones- Please we have had enough hopping jokes for a life time!

 

Mr Tone- and here are your barracks where you will be staying. I hope you donít mind sharing, we are running out of barracks this year too many people. Anyway see you later dinner is at seven oíclock. I hop you have a good time.

(walks out and off stage talking to himself and laughing at his joke)

 

Sindy Jones(Looking out the window)- look at the beautiful scenery, those beautiful green hops

Molly Ė what are green hops mam?

Sophia Smith- Green hops are freshly picked undried hops

Molly-oh. I get it

Sindy- Now donít you ever touch the red berries other wise you will die

Sophia- And that counts for you too missy donít be a pain other wise we will go home to smelly London

Sindy- And donít go anywhere near those stilts that is daddys job

Peter- you aint getting me up on those things again I broke me leg last time

Sindy- Oh please stop moaning we are on holiday now

Peter- Sorry love

Molly- I hop we have a good time!

Everyone- Molly donít YOU start!

(sophia taps her on the head)

Sophia- stupid child!

(Peter grunts)