Rags To Riches by Debbie Croysdale | Script Revolution

Rags To Riches

A student doctor bonds with a lap dancer during rehab and they end up sharing a squat but she suddenly disappears, leaving him fighting temptation to use again, as he desperately searches for her.

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An intellectual trainee doctor messes up his final exams due to a heroine overdose and his father kicks him out, his son has let the family name down. Confined in rehab, he meets another addict who's previous life was worlds apart from his but they manage to bond. Pixie is a a lap dancer and punk rock revivalist, who also turned tricks in a tanning salon prior to rehab and has a criminal puppet master. Jimmy is a high brow academic who attended public school, a spiritual guy but has a weakness for hard drugs. Thrown together in the confines of the rehab, despite their daily tortuous withdrawals, they form their own little bonding bubble. Although from different walks of life, they find something in each other, that fills each others void. However, once they leave the security of the in house therapy centre, the outside world causes new conflicts as the differences between them are considerably highlighted. Mismatched misfits, will their relationship ever survive?

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There are numerous spotlight and stage 32 actors interested in roles and a part producer should I wish to do this myself. However due to covid all my projects are pushed forward and rather than let this sit on the shelf if another party wish to do this, please discuss with me privately. It can be condensed into a short, simply by cutting down the dialogue.

Submitted: June 20, 2020
Last Updated: June 22, 2020

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The Writer: Debbie Croysdale

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