[Philippa is in the kitchen. The dinner is cooking on the hob and we can hear the shower running offstage.]
-I think it’s burning?
–[off] Just take it off the hob!
–[off] I’m in shower
-Taking it off the heat
[Annie emerges in a towel, dripping wet. Philippa is still holding the pot and doesn’t know what to do. Philippa looks for instructions; Annie is confused.]
-It’s totally burnt through
-Let me see.
[Philippa puts the pot back on the hob, which she hasn’t turned off.]
-Put it on the stand; turn the hob off.
[The pot is placed on the stand. Annie grabs another pot.]
-It’s not all burnt. We can still eat the top half.
-I wasn’t paying attention.
-It’s fine. I went and had a shower. It’s totally fine.
[Annie grabs a fork and begin to scoop the stew in the other pot inefficiently]
-We should have put it in the oven.
-Well, it didn’t fit with the other trays.
-We can still eat it
-Do you want a better scoop?
[Philippa offers the large plastic serving spoon. Annie takes it.]
-Yes, that’s better
-You should go get dressed. I’ll do this.
[Annie finishes scooping.]
-Ok. Perfect. Well done.
-Pour us a glass of wine. I’ll get dressed.
-Don’t worry. Glasses are in the cupboard.
[Annie leaves. Philippa stands and puts her head in her hands. She takes a beat. She reaches the glasses in the cupboard. She opens the wine with an effort and slugs a gulp before pouring two glasses. She sits and waits for Annie to be ready]