Belle's Domain

We Will Rock You


Act Two opens in darkness we hear the weird slo-mo intro of ONE VISION. Then as the dirty guitar rift kicks in the lights blast up on the surface of Planet Mall.
The Ga Ga kids in full automated glory appear. These happy clappy Stepford boys and girls sing ONE VISION.
(NOTE: I think that maybe this is a better opener than Machines, it's a huge bit of rock which I feel we need. Also the whole vibe of One Vision is very good for the global homogenisation thing. I have taken some liberties with the lyric.

GAGA KIDS
One man, one goal, one mission.
One heart, one soul, just one solution
One flash of light yeah, one god, one vision
One flesh. One bone.
One true religion.
One voice one hope
One real decision
Wowowowowowo give us one vision.
No wrong. No right.
I'm gonna tell you there's no black and no white
No blood. No stain.
All we need is one worldwide vision
One flesh one bone.
One true religion.
One race one hope
One real decision
Wowowowowowo oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah

I had a dream.
When I was young
A dream of sweet illusion
A glimpse of hope and unity
And visions of one sweet union
But a cold wind blows
And a dark rain falls
And in my heart it shows
Look what they've done to my dream

So give me your hands
Give me your hearts
I'm ready
There's only one direction
One world one nation
One tele-vision
No hate no fight
Just excitation
All through the night
It 's a celebration wowowowowowo yeah
One flesh one bone
One true religion
One voice, one hope
__ One real decision
Gimme one night. Gimme one hope.
Just give us One plan, one scam.
One star, one night, one day hey hey Just gimme gimme gimme
One vision.

As the song ends and the Ga Ga Kids clear, Galileo and Scaramouche run on, exhausted and alone, lost in the underworld.

GALILEO
How did Khashoggi find the Heartbreak Hotel!

SCARAMOUCHE
He must have some way of tracking us.

GALILEO
The hospital! When they operated on our heads!

Galileo takes hold of Scaramouche 's head, gently he feels about her forehead.

GALILEO (cont 'd)
I think.... I think I 've found something.

Scaramouche produces a big nasty looking knife.

SCARAMOUCHE
There 's only one way to find out. Cut it out.

GALILEO
No!

SCARAMOUCHE
Gazzer, if there are bugs in our heads then the cops will run us down in hours. - Cut it out!

Reluctantly Galileo takes the knife and as gently as he can cuts into Scaramouche 's hair line. Scaramouche gasps in pain and there is blood but he removes a flashing devise which 'beeps ' gently, ideally the device would writhe like a snake, as if some disgusting real living bug had been implanted.

GALILEO
He had us from the start. He 's heard everything...

Scaramouche grabs the bug and throws it to the ground, Galileo grinds it beneath his heal. Then he gives Scaramouche the knife, she takes it and in turn cuts into Galileo head. She too produces a flashing bug.

GALILEO
Quick crush it.

SCARAMOUCHE
Hey pervert! Eat colonic waste matter and die!

She crushes the second bug.

GALILEO
We 're part of the underworld now Scaramouche. You and me, cast adrift. There 's no going back now, not ever.

SCARAMOUCHE
We never belonged anyway. Did you notice, you lost your stutter?

GALILEO
I feel different.

SCARAMOUCHE
We 're both different.... For the first time in my life I don 't hate myself.

GALILEO
Arid I don 't want to die....: I 've found something to live for.

SCARAMOUCHE
The dream?

GALILEO
You.

For a moment they look into each other 's eyes, then they kiss.

GALILEO
But we will be caught in the end, you know that don 't you? And probably killed.

SCARAMOUCHE
Yes. I know. But if we go down, we go down together.

GALILEO
That 's right, together. I love you Scaramouche.

SCARAMOUCHE
I love you too Gazz.

GALILEO
Do you think maybe just once you could use my whole name?

SCARAMOUCHE
I love you too, Galileo Figaro.

She kisses him with real love.

GALILEO
Then dying doesn 't matter very much at all, does it?

SCARAMOUCHE
No. It 's how you live that counts. Sometimes a moment is enough.

They sing WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER together as they sing they dance ever closer, they truly are falling love.


There 's no time for us, there 's no place for us.
What is this thing that builds our dreams, yet slips away from us.
Who wants to live forever?

GALILEO AND SCARAMOUCHE
Who wants to live forever?

GALILEO
There 's no chance for us. It 's all decided for us.
This world has only one sweet moment set aside for us.
Who wants to live forever?

GALILEO AND SCARAMOUCHE
Who wants to live forever?
Who dares to love forever? When love must die.
But touch my tears with your lips.
Touch my world with your finger tips.
And we can have forever. And we can love forever.
Forever is our today.
Who wants to live forever? who wants to live forever?
Forever is our today. Who waits forever anyway?

Now they embrace and their embrace fades into love making.

They are lost in their love and passion as they fade into darkness.



SCENE 3

Now as we hear a mournful reprise of WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER a terrible sight is revealed. The surviving Bohemians. Big Macca, Madonna, Aretha etc. are being held captive by Khashoggi. Each is held in a laser cage as Khashoggi walks amongst them.

KHASHOGGI
what do you know of the phrase 'living rock'? Where is 'the place of the Champions?'

BIG MACCA
They are the freedom words Pig, the words the Dreamer used. We don 't know what they mean.

The prisoners are all connected to a computer, a doctor is studying the screens.

DOCTOR ONE
He tells the truth Commander Khashoggi. I have applied a search programme to his brain functions and find no evidence of deceit.

KHASHOGGI
Pity.... Hurt him anyway.

The doctor hits a button and a vast bolt of power is shot through Big Macca 's screaming body, it is punctuated by the single hook.... FLASH! AH AH!

KHASHOGGI
I would rather you did not call me 'pig '.

Madonna defies Khashoggi.

MADONNA
Pig 's too good for you!

KHASHOGGI
Hurt her also.

Again the hook FLASH AH AH! blasts out as Madonna is terrifyingly zapped.

KHASHOGGI (cont 'd)
In fact, hurt them all.

Again the hook FLASH AH AH! blasts out as all the caged Bohemians are zapped.

PRINCE
Are you going to kill us?

KHASHOGGI
Please, Mr. Prince. Globalsoft is not some medieval inquisition. We are merely going to kill your souls. Empty your heads of such absurd notions as real music and individual thought.

BIG MACCA
You 're sending us to the Seven Seas Of Rhye?

KHASHOGGI
Precisely. Apply the helmets.

BIG MACCA
No!

The music of SEVEN SEAS OF RHYE strikes up and Cops enter the cages. The cops are carrying BRAIN WASHING HELMETS, the Bohemians are horrified and try to fight.
The Bohemians struggle desperately as the cops force helmets onto their heads as KHASHOGGI and the cops sing SEVEN SEAS OF RHYE.

KHASHOGGI AND HIS COPS
Fear me you lords and lady preachers
I descend upon your Earth from the skies
I command your very souls you unbelievers.
Bring before me what is mine.
The seven seas of Rhye.
Can you hear me you peers and privy councilors
I stand before you naked to the eyes.
I will destroy any man who dares abuse my trust.
I swear that you 'll be mine.
The seven seas of Rhye.
Sister I live and I lie for you
Mister do and I 'll die.
You are mine and I possess you. I belong to you forever.
Storm the master marathon and I 'll fly through.
By flash and thunder fire and I 'll survive.
Then I 'll defy the lords of nature and come out alive.
Then I 'll get you.
Be gone with you you shod and shady senators.
Give out the good leave out the bad evil cries.
I challenge the mighty Titan and his troubadours.
And with a smile.
I 'll take you to the seven seas of Rhye.

It is violent and nasty. As the song progresses the Bohemians fight less and less and instead they twitch and writhe like automatons. By the end of the song the Bohemians have been completely subdued by the helmets, they hang limply in their laser cages like puppets on lifeless strings.

Now as the song turns to the last bit, the "Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside" bit, the cops are gone leaving only the pathetic Bohemians hanging in their cages limply singing.

BOHEMIANS
Oh I do like to be beside the sea side...

Then they too disappear and we see that we are back in the lower depths with GALILEO and Scaramouche, as the song dies they are lying asleep.



GALILEO awakes with a start.

GALILEO
The Seven Seas of Rhye!

Scaramouche awakes.

SCARAMOUCHE
What!

GALILEO
The Seven Seas of Rhye, I 've been dreaming about them.

SCARAMOUCHE
About what? What are The Seven Seas of Rhye?

GALILEO
I don 't know but I think Big Macca 's gone there, and the others. I dreamt that there were cops and there were cages made of lasers and...

SCARAMOUCHE
Gazzer, believe me there is nothing and I mean nothing more boring than people wanting to describe their dreams to you.

GALILEO
No but really....

SCARAMOUCHE
Trust me on this, it kills relationships stone dead, the day one partner wakes up and starts saying 'it was amazing, there was this rabbit in a bowler hat cooking an omelette' - that 's when love dies.

GALILEO
Well I admit that there was some weird stuff at the end where a bunch of idiots started singing 'I do like to be beside the Seaside' and nearly ruined a good song, but honestly Scaramouche I 'm sure of it, The Bohemians are heading across the Seven Seas of Rhye.

SCARAMOUCHE
Well where 's that? I 've never heard of them.

GALILEO
No nor have I, but we have to find out.

SCARAMOUCHE
How?

GALILEO
I think we need to go back and search what 's left of the Heartbreak Hotel.

SCARAMOUCHE
Pretty dangerous, the police may still be watching.

GALILEO
I know but we have to do it. Besides that I had a Teacher once. At Virtual High. He was OK. Mr. Floyd... he used to say we didn 't need no education.

SCARAMOUCHE -
I knew him! He was the only one I could ever talk too.

GALILEO
He knew a lot of things, Maybe he knows where the Seven Seas are.

SCARAMOUCHE
OK, so we need to split up, you go and talk to Mr. Floyd. I'll head back to the Heartbreak Hotel.

GALILEO
No way, I 'll take the Hotel, that 's where the cops are likely to be, where the danger is.

SCARAMOUCHE
Which is why I should go, I 'm dispensable, you 're the Dreamer.

GALILEO
Forget it Scaramouche, this is my fight!

SCARAMOUCHE
Excuse me? How do you work that out?

GALILEO
Because I 'm the man! Britney said so. Besides which you mean too much tome, I can 't let you risk your life.

SCARAMOUCHE
'let me'? What am I some kind of possession now?

GALILEO
Oh for Gods sake Scaramouche, does everything always have to be a fight with you? I thought you said you 'd mellowed out.

SCARAMOUCHE
Well I haven't!

GALILEO
Well it could get a bit boring!

SCARAMOUCHE
Good!

GALILEO
Look! You 're my girlfriend and I want to protect you.

SCARAMOUCHE
You think just because I gave you one you own me or something?

GALILEO
Oh you are such a pain with this constant female assertion thing!

SCARAMOUCHE
Fine! At least we know where we stand.

GALILEO
Yes we do!

SCARAMOUCHE
Which is not together!

GALILEO
If you say so!

SCARAMOUCHE
Right! From now on our relationship is purely professional, we have a job to do and we 'll do it, that 's all.

GALILEO
Suits me. But I take the Heartbreak Hotel.

SCARAMOUCHE
Well if you get caught and the dream is lost and the kids are enslaved till the end of time, you're going to feel bloody stupid that's all.

GALILEO
I 'll take that risk. You go see Mr. Floyd.

SCARAMOUCHE
Fine! Quite frankly I could do with some slightly more mature male company than I've been getting lately.

They storm off in different directions, furious.

 

SCENE 5

Now the HUGE choral sound of the FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS intro kicks in, the chorus sounds through the darkness.

YUPPIE CHORUS
Ah you gonna take me home tonight
Ah down beside that red fire light
Ah you gonna let it all hang out
Fat bottomed girl
You make the virtual world go round.

Now the Killer Queen descends in splendour.

KILLER QUEEN
Hey. I was just a skinny girl.
Didn 't know much 'bout the world.
But I knew life before I left my nursery huh!
Left alone with big fat fanny.
She was such a naughty nanny.
Heap big woman you made a bad girl out of me.
Hey hey.

A board meeting is assembling. All the super Yuppies worship the Queen.

YUPPIE CHORUS
Ah you gonna take me home tonight
Ah down beside that red fire light
Ah you gonna let it all hang out
Fat bottomed girl
You make the virtual world go round.

The song is over. Killer Queen is pleased.

KILLE QUEEN
Top management team Gates! Real business class executive talent.

GATES
Thanks KQ, they 've been thoroughly groomed.

KILLER QUEEN
The Executives executives, the crème de la low fat Soya based non dairy milk substitute.

Now Khashoggi enters.

KHASHOGGI
Ma 'am. I bring splendid news! My officers have been successful in breaking up the Bohemian strong hold! The Heartbreak Hotel is destroyed!!!

KILLER QUEEN
But Khashoggi this is wonderful! Incredible! A triumph! The resistance is vanquished! We 've won!

KHASHOGGI
Uhm yes Ma 'am except if I might contin....

But the Killer Queen is too happy to listen and interrupts Khashoggi with the opening DON 'T STOP ME NOW.

KILLER QUEEN
Tonight I 'm gonna have myself a real good time.

KHASHOGGI
(Spoken)
Yes, if I could just...

KILLER QUEEN
I feel alive.

KHASHOGGI
It 's just that

KILLER QUEEN
And the world turning inside out, floating around in ecstasy, so don 't stop me now -

KHASHOGGI
Please I really must.

KILLER QUEEN
Don 't stop me
Cos I 'm having a good time, having a good time

I 'm a shooting star leaping through the sky
Like a tiger defying the laws of gravity,
I 'm a racing car passing by, like Lady Godiva
I 'm gonna go go go there's no stopping me,
I 'm burning through the sky yeah
Two hundred degrees that 's why they call me Lady Fahrenheit.
I'm traveling at the speed of light.
I wanna make a supersonic man out of you.

KHASHOGGI
Ma 'am if you 'd just liste...

KILLER QUEEN
Don 't stop me now, I 'm having such a good time, I 'm having a ball.

Much to Khashoggi 's frustration the Yuppies join in. Khashoggi attempts to interject every now and then, but it 's pointless.

KILLER QUEEN AND THE YUPPIES
Don 't stop me now, if you wanna have a good time, just give me a call.
Don 't stop me now cos I 'm having a good time.
Don 't stop me now yes I 'm having a good time.
I don 't want to stop at all.
I 'm a rocket ship on my way to Mars
On a collision course, I 'm a satellite, I 'm out of control.
I 'm a sex machine ready to reload.
Like an animal about to explode
I 'm burning through the sky yeah
Two hundred degrees that 's why they call me Mr. Fahrenheit. I 'm traveling at the speed of light.
I wanna make a supersonic girl out of you.
Don 't stop me. Hey hey. I like it. Have a good time. etc.

I 'm burning through the sky yeah
Two hundred degrees that 's why they call me Mr. Fahrenheit.
I 'm travelling at the speed of light.
I wanna make a supersonic man out of you
Don 't stop me now, I 'm having such a good time, I 'm having a ball.
Don 't stop me now, if you wanna have a good time, just give me a call.
Don 't stop me now cos I 'm having a good time.
Don 't stop me now yes I 'm having a good time.
I don 't want to stop at all.

Once the song is over and the celebration dies down Khashoggi gets to make his point.

KHASHOGGI
I 'm afraid Ma 'am that you did not let me finish. We broke up the Heartbreak Hotel but I fear that the Dreamer and his girlfriend slipped through our clutches.

KILLER QUEEN
You lost them! You fool! You imbecile! You talentless flat footed PC Plod! Those two pathetic losers are making idiots of us.

KHASHOGGI
Individuals Ma 'am, the most dangerous enemy of them all. I would rather face a massed army of nuclear powered cyber cops than one crazy kid with a dream.

KILLER QUEEN
Don't be bloody ridiculous.

KHASHOGGI
Alright, perhaps that is pitching it a bit strong but the problem is that we are currently stretched to the limit. The summer heat is becoming intense and we are encountering serious civil disorder. All the lakes and seas which rose with global warning are receding again as the planet dehydrates.

KILLER QUEEN
Who cares, I like hot weather.

KHASHOGGI
We are having to drain the lakes simply to supply the Coke dispensers in the Multiplexes....

KILLER QUEEN
That 's absurd.

KHASHOGGI
Have you seen the size of the cups these days? They 've been getting bigger for three hundred years. Regular is now the size of a dustbin, large is as big as a skip and XL requires a step ladder and a ten metre straw.

KILLER QUEEN
I am sick of excuses Commander Khashoggi! Need I remind you that besides being business women of the year I am also Dynamite with a laser beam, I would hate to have to blow your mind.

KHASHOGGI
Of course Ma 'am.

KILLER QUEEN
You know what happens to people who disappoint me.

The base line has been playing throughout the latter part of this exchange, now the Killer Queen sings ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST. It is a very cool, sinister killing song, all the sweating yuppies cower before her.

KILLER QUEEN (cont 'd)
Steve walked warily down the street
his hat pulled way down low.
Wern 't no sound but the sound of his feet.
machine guns ready to go.
Are you ready, are ready for this?
Are you hanging on the edge of your seat?
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
To the sound of the beat.

Another one bites the dust.
Another one bites the dust.
And another one gone and another one gone
Another one bites the dust.

How do you think I 'm gonna get along
Without you when you 're gone.
But just look at all the people I got and
think about what I own.
Are you happy, are you satisfied
How long can you stand the heat.
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
To the sound of the beat.

Another one bites the dust.
Another one bites the dust.
Another one bites the dust.
Another one bites the dust.

There are plenty of ways you can hurt a man
and bring him to the ground.
You can beat him
You can cheat him
You can treat hint bad and leave him when he 's down
But I 'm ready, yes I 'm ready for you
I 'm standing on my own two feet.
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
Repeating to the sound of the beat.

SCENE 7

Now as the music finishes we return to the Heartbreak Hotel once more, it has been destroyed of course by the battle of the Bohemians, the rebel camp is a ruin. Galileo enters.
Tentatively he picks up a scrap of paper... it is piece of an old torn album cover... Suddenly a figure leaps out of the darkness and attacks, it is Meatloaf!

MEAT
Leave the fragments alone!

She throws a flurry of blows, Galileo is forced to parry them.

GALILEO
Meatloaf!

MEAT
Galileo?

GALILEO
So they didn 't get you?

MEAT
Nobody gets me. Particularly not Ga Ga cops.

GALILEO
What are you doing back here?

MEAT
I never left. Here 's where I live, and where Britney died. Besides, somebody has to guard what 's left of the Bohemian archive. How about you?

GALILEO
I 'm still searching for the shining star amid the place of Champions.

MEAT
And Scaramouche?

GALILEO
Her too, but I don 't really want to talk about that, we split up.

MEAT
Hey, win some, lose some.

GALILEO
Actually it 's incredibly painful, I 'm like an open wound.

MEAT
Galileo, my boyfriend recently died in battle.

GALILEO
Oh yeah, sorry.

MEAT
Besides you 'll get back together again, me and Britney were always breaking up.

GALILEO
Really?

MEAT
Sure, every relationship has its problems.

GALILEO
But you two were so in love.

MEAT
Of course we were. We still are.

GALILEO
So what kind of problems?

MEAT
Oh all sorts, short ones, tall ones. I 'm not fussy.

GALILEO
You were unfaithful?

MEAT
Hey, I 'm a rock chick. It ain 't a crime.

GALILEO
(very out of his depth)
No, I suppose not.

MEAT
Anyway I don 't like the term unfaithful. I 'm a serial monogamist. I 'm faithful to whoever I happen to be in bed with.

GALILEO
Right.... But you do miss him?

MEAT
Miss him? When Britney died, he took my heart with him to heaven. It 's up there with him, beating time while he tries to get cool sounds out of a cloud. I miss him like the oceans miss the fish, like - the forests miss the trees. Like the world misses music.

Galileo does not know what to say, it is all too sad.

MEAT
But hey! Them 's the breaks. Mustn 't mope, when Britney died he said 'Baby, for my sake, party till you drop '.

GALILEO
Did he?

MEAT
Well not in so many words, but I saw it in his eyes. You want a drink?

GALILEO
Uhm... I 'm not sure, I don 't really. .. I don 't think I oughtto.

MEAT
Oh for Gods sake, what are you, still a school boy? Still worried about what mummy will say?

GALILEO
No but...

MEAT
Then mellow out baby, chill....

Meat sings TIE YOUR MOTHER DOWN just a verse and a chorus.

MEAT (cont 'd)
Get your party gown. Get you pigtail down.
Get your heart beating baby.
Got my timin ' right, got my act all tight.
It 's gotta be tonight my little school babe.
Your mamma says you don 't.
And your daddy says you won 't
And I 'm boilin up inside
No way I 'm gonna lose out this time.
Tie your mother down.
Tie your mother down.
Lock your daddy out of doors.
I don 't need him nosin around.
Tie your Mother down.
Tie your Mother down.
Give me all your love tonight.

GALILEO
Actually my mother and father are both dead.

MEAT
I am so embarrassed.

 

Another crashing chord or two of MOTHERand Galileo and Meatloaf are gone.... and once more we are in the room of THE TEACHER. Scaramouche stands before him. The teacher is gentle and kind.

TEACHER
Yes Child, I know of The Seven Seas of Rhye. They are not seas at all, but rivers,rivers that supply a Lake. A Lake they used to call Lake Geneva. The spirit of rock is strong there.

SCARAMOUCHE
What is it? A cemetery?

TEACHER
Almost. It 's a drinking club. The place where they put the misfits, the rebels, people like...

The teacher gets up. His manner suddenly changes.

TEACHER (cont 'd)
You for instance.

The teacher produces a laser pistol. The Teacher is a SPY!!! He hits an alarm button.

Suddenly a one verse version of STONE COLD CRAZY kicks in starting of course with the huge SIREN intro. Simultaneously a laser cage surrounds Scararnouche and The Teacher taunts her.
TEACHER (cont 'd)
Lady, you 're surrounded. It 's a red alert warning. You 're in trouble and you 're all alone.
One little rebel going down. Shoulda cleared outta town. We 're gonna cut you to the bone.
Here come the law, better freeze, hit the floor, gonna carry you away for sure.
Never. Never. Never get out any more.
Gonna lay you on a stone cold floor.
Crazy.
Stone cold crazy you know.

TEACHER
My my, Commander Khashoggi is going to enjoy you dear.

Suddenly the stage is dark and an off stage chorus sings.

CHORUS
Crazy.
Stone cold crazy you know.

The Teacher has disappeared and Scaramouche is trapped in the police laser cell. She is all alone and scared. She is trying to be strong but it is hard. Khashoggi enters.

KHASHOGGI
So young lady since you have obliged me by delivering yourself into my clutches, perhaps you will oblige me further by telling me where your boyfriend is.

SCARAMOUCHE
Never! I will never tell you where he is.

KHASHOGGI
Never is a long time young lady. Particularly if you spend it suffering in unspeakable agony.

SCARAMOUCHE
I don 't care, torture me if you like.

KHASHOGGI
And I do like, I can assure you.

SCARAMOUCHE
But I will never betray Galileo Figaro.

KHASHOGGI
How very touching, particularly considering that right at this moment, he is betraying you.

SCARAMOUCHE
What do you mean?

KHASHOGGI
I mean that I know where he is, he is at the Heartbreak Hotel where I of course left surveillance cameras. Would you like to see what he 's doing?

Khashoggi flips a switch and hanging in the air before a horrified Scaramouche are Meat and Galileo.... They locked in an embrace.

MEAT ON CAMERA
Oh yes yes YES! Tie your mother down you big bad Dreamer you!

Scaramouche is of course devastated.

SCARAMOUCHE
No!
Khashoggi turns off the image, Meat and Galileo disappear.

KHASHOGGI
Oh but yes. Or to quote Miss Meatloaf, Yes yes YES! Of course really I ought to arrest him immediately but I am not a cruel man. I thought I 'd let him have his night of fun first.

Khashoggi departs, laughing. Leaving Scaramouche alone in the darkness, surrounded by the stark prison bars she sings LOVE OF MY LIFE.

SCARAMOUCHE
Love of my life. You 've hurt me.
You 've broken my heart, and now you leave me.
Love of my life can 't you see.
Bring it back. Bring it back.
Don 't take it away from me. Because you don 't know
What it means to me.

Love of my life don 't leave me
You 've taken my love, you now desert me
Love of my life can 't you see
Bring it back. Bring it back.
Don 't take it away from me. Because you don 't know
What it means to me.

We won 't remember
When this is blown over
and everything 's all by the way
When I get older
I will be there at your side, to remind you how
I still love you. Still love you.
Back hurry back. Please bring it back home to me
Because you don 't know what it means to me.
Love of my life. Love of my life. Ooh.

SCENE 7B

Scaramouche and her laser cell fade away... we are back in the tattered remnants of the Heartbreak Hotel. Galileo and Meatloaf lie in each others arms! They are surrounded by empty bottles. Galileo wakes with a start.

GALILEO
Scaramouche!!

Meatloaf wakes up.

MEAT
She isn 't here Galileo, don 't you remember, you split up.

GALILEO
She needs me!

Then Galileo, looks about him, he looks about at the bottles, at Meatloaf, lying next to him, stretching and yawning.

GALILEO
Oh my God.... Meatloaf... last night it 's all a bit of a blur, I was completely drunk... did we?

MEAT
That 's rock n ' roll Baby.

GALILEO
You mean we...

MEAT
Don 't feel guilty Hon, after all we 're both single.

GALILEO
But I 'm not! I 'm not! Yes we had a row but I still love her, she 's the love of my life! ... Oh no, no! What will she say when she finds out that on the very first night we were apart I... I...

MEAT
So don 't tell her.

GALILEO
You mean Lie?

MEAT
An important part of any relationship.

GALILEO
But that 's brilliant! I just won 't tell her!

MEAT
That 's the boy.

GALILEO
And now I have to go! I think she's in danger!

MEAT
Where?

GALILEO
She went back to Virtual High, to ask Mr Floyd the way to the Seven Seas of Rhye.

Now it is Meat's turn to be worried.

MEAT
Galileo you fool! Don 't you know anything? How do you think you got busted in the first place? Mr Floyd is a police spy! We 've know about him for years.

GALILEO
I have to save Scaramouche! Do you know how to get in to police headquarters?

MEAT
Of course. Britney knew every air vent in the city. Do you want me to come?

GALILEO
Uhm... I think perhaps best not.... But there 's no time to lose!

Galileo leaps up. He is in his underpants.

MEAT
Galileo, if you 're going to take on the forces of darkness and save the girl, you should put your trousers on.

GALILEO
Oh yeah, right.

He grabs his trousers.

MEAT
And Galileo, remember....

Meat cracks into a single chorus version KEEP YOURSELF ALIVE.

MEAT (cont 'd)
Keep yourself alive. Keep yourself alive
Take you all your time and money
Honey you 'll survive.

As the music plays on we blackout on Meat and GALILEO. Scaramouche 's cell appears again. Filled with defiance she picks up the song.



SCENE 7C

SCARAMOUCHE
Keep yourself alive. Keep yourself alive
Take you all your time and money
Honey you 'll survive.

Khashoggi appears laughing.

KHASHOGGI
So little girl, now that you have had a night to contemplate your lover 's infidelity I am interested in what he has told you of the living rock and the place of the champions?

SCARAMOUCHE
I will tell you nothing Pig! Nothing!

KHASHOGGI
Oh well I shall have to ask him myself. He 's had his fun and I have now ordered his arrest. As for you young lady...

Khashoggi produces a brain washing helmet.

KHASHOGGI (cont 'd)
Normally I allow my doctors to apply these but when it comes to watching young women scream in agony on their way to oblivion I prefer to take my pleasure privately, and very, very slowly.

SCARAMOUCHE
You sad, sick pervert.

KHASHOGGI
Got me in one.

Khashoggi advances on the helpless Scaramouche, suddenly Galileo abseils down and stands between them!!

GALILEO
I 'm back Pig, and this time it 's personal!!

Khashoggi draws his laser sabre, Galileo draws his. TEAR IT UP kicks in. Galileo and Khashoggi square up to each other.

GALILEO (cont 'd)
Are you ready! Well are you ready?

As the crashing opening instrumental ROCK of TEAR IT UP blasts through. They FIGHT VERY DRAMATICALLY. They continue to fight as GALILEO sings, taunting Khashoggi.
GALILEO (cont 'd)
Give me your mind baby give me your body
Give me some time baby let 's have a party
It ain 't no time for sleeping baby
Soon it 's round your street I 'm creeping
You better be ready

We gonna Tear it up. Stir it up. Break it up. Baby.
You gotta Tear it up. Shake it up. Make it up Baby.
Tear it up. Square it up. Wake it up. Baby.
Tear it up. Stir it up. Stake it out and you can 't go wrong.

Are you ready. (Oh yeah)
Baby baby baby are you ready for me (oh yeah)
Baby baby baby are you ready to die (oh yeah)
Are you ready. Are you ready. Are you ready for me (oh yeah)
I hate you so near, I hate you so far.
I gotta say Khashoggi that it 's death to the Ga Ga.

Galileo has utterly gained the upper hand, he grabs the helmet and puts it on KHASHOGGIS head!!!! Khashoggi is zapped, twitching and zombiefied. Instantly the bars of Scaramouche 's cage disappear.

GALILEO (cont 'd)
I came back Scaramouche! To save you and to love you! To love you all my life!

SCARAMOUCHE
Well screw you Shagileo Figaro.

GALILEO
All I want to do is love and cherish... pardon?

SCARAMOUCHE
You heard me, and I heard you 'you big bad Dreamer you'. Did you tie your mother down then?

GALILEO
Ah.

SCARAMOUCHE
I can 't believe it, we have one little row and you go straight off and shag Meatloaf.

GALILEO
Scaramouche, please, let me..

SCARAMOUCHE
There 's no need Galileo, as we agreed our relationship is purely professional! Speaking of which while you were off dipping your cheating little wick, I found out where the Seven Seas are.

GALILEO
Honestly it meant nothing...

SCARAMOUCHE
Save it mate, I 'm not interested and we still have the kids to save.

SCENE 8

As GALILEO and Scaramouche run off we discover POP, who was interrogated in the first scene, he is a barman, he polishes glasses and sings SAVE ME very mournfully.

POP
It started off so well
They said we made a perfect pair
We wandered free, my freedom and me
How I loved you. How I cried.
The years of care and loyalty
Were nothing but a sham it seems
My truth has died.
I only live the lie. I love you till I die.

Now as the chorus kicks in the lights come up on the Seven Seas Bar, full of haggard old hippies drowning their sorrows.

THE PATRONS OF THE BAR
Save me, save me, save me.
I can 't face this life alone.
Save me, save me, save me. Ooooh.
I 'm naked and I 'm far from home.

POP
The slate will soon be clean
I 'll erase the memories
To start again, build my life anew
Was it all wasted? All that love?
I hang my head and I advertise
A soul for sale or rent.
I have no heart, I 'm cold inside
I have no real intent.

THE PATRONS OF THE BAR
Save me, save me, save me.
I can 't face this life alone.
Save me, save me, save me.
I 'm naked and I 'm far from home.

POP
Each night I cry. I still believe the lie.
Freedom. I miss you till I die.

The bar is surrounded by natural beauty, there are mountains andthrough the great windows of the bar can be seen a vast lake. We notice that Big Macca, Aretha and Madonna etc. are sitting at a table but they are not like before, they seem lost and empty.

At the end of the song Galileo and Scaramouche enter, they see their old friends and are delighted.

GALILEO
Big Macca! Madonna! Aretha! It 's so good to see you!

SCARAMOUCHE
How did you escape?

GALILEO
This is fantastic. The Bohemians are back! The fight is on!

But their old friends are now brain fried zombies.

BIG MACCA
Do I know you kid?

GALILEO
What?

BIG MACCA
I said do l know you?

GALILEO
It 's me Big Macca... the dreamer, the man, Galileo Figaro.

BIG MACCA
You got any money?

GALILEO
Well... not much.

BIG MACCA
Enough to buy us a drink?

GALILEO
Well maybe but....

Pop interjects from behind the bar

POP
Your friends aren 't there dude. Their bodies are but their spirits are gone. They 've been processed man.

Galileo and Scaramouche go to the bar.

GALILEO
What do you mean?

POP
This is where they all come, the guys and chicks who tried to break on through to the other side and failed. They come to drown themselves in The Seven Seas of Ryhe, Rye whiskey man, the last comfort of those who have rocked.
Jack?

GALILEO
Sure, I 'll get them.

SCARAMOUCHE
I 'll buy my own thanks.

Pop puts a bottle of Jack on the counter.

SCARAMOUCHE
Why do they come here?

POP
You mean apart from in order to get permanently pissed?

SCARAMOUCHE
Yes.

POP
They follow the vibe baby.

SCARAMOUCHE
Baby?

POP
There 's something about this place, It 's like there 's a spirit here. Long ago, before global warming, the lake was much smaller, who knows maybe there 's something down there, something these washed out mothers need to be close too.

GALILEO
And they were all Bohemians once?

Pop
All caught, all processed. They wanted to die before they got old, and in a waythey did.

SCARAMOUCHE
So who are you?

POP
I was a librarian Sweet Lady.

SCARAMOUCHE
Sweet lady?

Pop
At the place where the secret history is kept. I got a little too interested inthe stuff I was reading.

SCARAMOUCHE
They processed you?

POP
They tried but I guess I knew too much, they couldn 't zap it all. I may be pretty screwed up but I 'm still the most together dude at the Seven Seas. That 's why I 'm the barman.

SCARAMOUCHE
So you remember something of what you read. Of the secret history?

POP
I remember one story. The story I was reading when they arrested me, the reason they arrested me. A legend so strong and powerful that they could not wipe it from my brain, Would you like to hear it?

SCARAMOUCHE
No, I thought we 'd just have a quick drink and bugger off. Of course we want to hear it you stupid hairy old git!

POP
That is one gutsy chick man, bet she takes some handling.

GALILEO
Actually, she 's not my chick.

POP
Lucky you I reckon.

GALILEO
Perhaps you could tell us your story Mr. uhm...

POP
Pop, they call me Pop.

GALILEO
We 'd love to hear it.

The lights dim in the bar except on Pop, Galileo and Scaramouche at the bar. A plaintive solo from BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY begins to play.

POP
Well it seems that long ago, in the first decade of the twenty first century, there were those who foresaw the nightmare that was to come. This was at the very beginning of music homogenisation, a time of boy bands and girl bands... and boy and girl bands... and girl bands with a couple of boys that looked like girls... And boys who had left their boy bands to become just boys... and girls who were still in their girl bands but were nonetheless doing stuff as solo girls, sometimes in duets with solo boys and...

SCARAMOUCHE
Yes all right. Get on with it.

POP
They called them bands but they weren 't bands at all. They were just pretty pretty dancers with multi tracked voices.

GALILEO
It 's been that way ever since.

POP
Exactly a three hundred year bum vibe. But you see some people saw what was coming. Look at this, I stole this on the day I was captured.

Pop produces an old film projector

POP (cont 'd)
It 's only a fragment, but it 's all that 's left of a much longer message that was laid down for us in antiquity.

This is a BIG MOMENT. Pop starts the projector and we see the famous opening moments from the BO RAP VIDEO, with the four faces of Queen singing in harmony. The film is a bit damaged and flickery but instantly recognizable.

QUEEN ON FILM
Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide,
No escape from reality.
Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see.

That is all there is, the film runs out.

POP
Those young men, singing to us from three centuries ago were members of a rock freedom fighter collective known as Queen and even then those young soul visionaries knew that they existed in a world where real life was fast becoming just somebody else 's fantasy.

Pop plays the beginning of the ancient video again. Once more the ancient image of the four rock stars appears.

QUEEN ON FILM
Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?

GALILEO
A fantasy created by the computers of the global economy!

POP
Exactly.

Pop plays the next bit of the clip.

QUEEN ON FILM
Caught in a landslide,
No escape from reality.

POP (contd)
They foresaw a time when there would indeed be no real life for the kids at all but just a cyber life on line. They would be caught in a landslide of marketing, channeled directly into their homes and that there would be no escape from that reality.

Galileo is getting it, he is very excited.

GALILEO
The reality that the human race was living out some software manufacturers fantasy and that all cultures were becoming homogenized! That the kids were out of the loop!

Pop
That 's right. All Queen wanted was for us all to

Pop plays the last bit of the clip once more.

QUEEN ON FILM
Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see.

There is an awed hush, even the sad zombies at the tables seem moved.

SCARAMOUCHE
So that 's what it meant? Blimey, it just sounded like a load of pretentious old bollocks to me.

POP
No way lady these are the words of truth. If only we knew the rest of the text.

GALILEO
I think I know some of it, tell me old wise one, what does 'Bismillah. We will not let you go - let me go. No no no no no. Mama Mia Mama mia, mama mia let me go. Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me' mean?

Pop thinks for a moment.

POP
Actually I think that bit probably was a load of pretentious old bollocks.

GALILEO
Oh right.

POP
But having issued their warning, and having incidentally spent nine weeks at number one with it in the days when you actually had to sell records to get to number one, Queen decided to fight back '

The music of BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY plays as Pop continues to tell his story. Now a tableau can be seen emerging in shadowy darkness, up stage, a silent telling of the tale. Four men, silhouettes only, are holding up their instruments to the skies as if in blessing, these shadows are recognizably a dark vision of Freddie, Brian, Roger and John.... QUEEN!!

POP (cont 'd)
In order to protect the future of Rock n ' Roll, Queen decided to bury their finest instruments against a time when there would be none! Against a time when the kids would have no weapons with which to fight the battle for their own souls. They sought to ensure that one day the streets would sing again and the kids would write their own songs once more.

The music plays on. Now we see the four silhouettes placing their instruments in the ground in a sort of religious burial ceremony.

GALILEO
You mean real instruments still exist? Somewhere, waiting to be found!

POP
Yes. But for three hundred years they have lain hidden. Queen wove deep and terrible spells to protect the precious weapons of freedom from abuse by those not worthy of playing them.

The four silhouettes are dancing in the darkness, incanting silent spells.

POP (cont 'd)
Even at the beginning of the dark age of Globalization, Queen knew that when the time was right, a hero would be found and the instruments would reappear. Perhaps you are that man.

GALILEO
But what happened to Queen?

POP
The first of their number died young, too wild, too beautiful for this world. The others rocked on into the new century but during Globalsoft 's first battles for the soul of the planet all three were captured and secretly killed

In the tableau the Freddie figure has already saluted the sky and disappeared... Now shadowy police appear and surround the other three, taking Roger and John.

POP (cont 'd)
It is said that the hairiest of the gang, a man named Brian was granted a final wish before execution, he asked to be allowed to play just one last guitar solo

Now we see the shadow of Brian, alone, surrounded by cops, playing a wild solo.

POP (cont 'd)
And so was able to delay his death by three and a half days.

Finally Brian and the cops disappear into darkness, the music is over and we are left back in the Seven Seas Of Rhye drinking club. Pop has told his story. He stares hard at Galileo

POP (cont 'd)
Where are the instruments Galileo Figaro?

GALILEO
Me? How would I know? A couple of weeks ago I was virtually a Virtual High School drop out, why would the rock Gods tell me the answer?

POP
Because you are the dreamer, search your dreams, the clue must lie there somewhere.

GALILEO
I have searched them, I 've bored Scaramouche sick with them....

SCARAMOUCHE
That 's for sure

GALILEO
I tell you I just don 't know.

POP
Then there is no hope. The holy axe will never be unsheathed, the lost riff will be silent forever...

There is a brief, sombre pause. Then Pop gets practical.

POP(cont 'd)
That 'll be twelve trillion Euros please.

SCARAMOUCHE
What?

POP
For two JD 's.

SCARAMOUCHE
Oh right.

Suddenly we hear VAST SOUNDS It is the noise of WATER, millions of gallons of rushing water... The whole of the Sea is shaking.

SCARAMOUCHE
What 's going on!

POP
Don 't freak out sweet lady, they 're just draining the lake, they steal our water all the time now, trying to redress the natural balance which they screwed up, it 's almost down to it 's original level...

Galileo has seen something....

GALILEO
Look.... Look! What is that?

Everyone turns to look, even the zombies know that something extraordinary is happening....

as an instrumental break from WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS plays, upstage, the screens rise and now there is a dazzling view across the gorgeous lake, in the middle, half submerged but slowly being revealed, bathed in light, standing heroic and proud, it is...

THE FREDDIE STATUE!!

GALILEO (cont 'd)
Who is it, who does it represent?

POP
I know this man... I saw many images in the Secret history.... He is one of the freedom fighters of Queen! ... the first to die.... The greatest brightest star of his time!

Now the penny is dropping for Scaramouche.

SCARAMOUCHE
Star! Bright star! Gazzer, your dream! The bright bright star that will show the way. The star isn 't a star in the sky at all, but a rock star!!

POP
Freaky.

GALILEO
But what? What is he showing us?

SCARAMOUCHE
The way! It must be, the way to the place of living rock! Living rock isn 't granite and stone at all, it 's music!

GALILEO
But Queen buried the instruments there. How can they be buried in music?

POP
The place of living rock man, live rock and roll music! He 's looking towards it Dude! The star is facing North! Well North and a little bit west actually. To the place he once ruled! The place where people came together, to play and to be together...

GALILEO
The place where the champions played?

POP
Yes, the place of Champions! The old arena!... I 'm sure of it! The machine may have destroyed the stands and the towers, but they could never destroy the vibe of what they once called.... Wembley Stadium!

SCARAMOUCHE
Galileo we have to move quickly, now that the star has shown us the way, it can guide the police there too, we have no time to lose.

GALILEO
We need transport! We need wheels!

The opening bars of BICYCLE kicks in.

OFF STAGE CHORUS
Bicycle! Bicycle!

GALILEO
Bugger that, we have to save rock n ' roll! We need the biggest baddest most bodacious wheels ever built.

POP
Take my Hog man, I don 't ride it much any more, It was built to drive the soul of a rebel and feel the warm soft thighs of his chick wrapped round the pillion. You are that rebel Galileo! Scaramouche is that chick!

SCARAMOUCHE
I think I 'm going to puke.

As if by magic Pops HOG, a super cool flying space bike seems to appear. As the power riffs from BICYCLE BICYCLE fill the air.

POP
Get on your bikes and ride!

SCARAMOUCHE
Come on.

GALILEO
Scaramouche, before you ride with me, you have to listen. I love you, I love you with all my heart, and I 've missed you so much, like.., like the fish miss the oceans, like the trees miss the forest.

SCARAMOUCHE
(softening)
Oh Gazzer Fizzer.

POP
Sweet words.

GALILEO
You have to come back to me I 'm sorry I got drunk and slept with Meatloaf.

POP
You slept with Meatloaf! Good on the guy! He must be over three hundred years old.

Galileo turns to Pop.

GALILEO
Meat is a Bohemian rebel, a girl, a friend of ours.

POP
Oh.

GALILEO
I 'm sorry Scara, I really don 't know how it happened.

POP
There 's only ever one way man, Captain Todger just takes control of the ship.

GALILEO
I 'm so sorry, I love you, I was mad...

SCARAMOUCHE
It 's alright Gazz, I wasn 't really that angry. I just wanted you to suffer a bit that 's all, I forgive you I mean we had only been going out for a day.

Pop
Mellow chick Man, looks like she just gave you your road license.

SCARAMOUCHE
Besides which, I 've been meaning to confess something myself. Actually, I 've had her too.

GALILEO
You 've had sex with Meatloaf!

SCARAMOUCHE
Yeah.

POP
Horny!! Chick on chick love action! Tell us more!

GALILEO
But... but... when?

SCARAMOUCHE
That first time we went to the Hotel. Remember when she and I went off to swap clothes?

POP
I have had this fantasy!!

SCARAMOUCHE
It was just a bit of messing about really, quite nice but I don 't think I 'd bother with it again.

POP
Well blimey. That sure is rock n ' roll.

SCARAMOUCHE
Which is what she said.

POP
You didn 't, uhm, take any photo 's at all by any chance?

SCARAMOUCHE
Shut up now Pop, you 're beginning to get a bit revolting.

POP
Message received and understood Sweet Lady.

SCARAMOUCHE
So now that we 've both confessed, hadn 't we better save the kids?

GALILEO
Yeah right, of course.., except, Scara, from now on... do you think we can we try to maybe... be just for each other?

SCARAMOUCHE
You mean monogamy?

GALILEO
Yeah.

POP
Bummer.

Galileo takes Scara 's hand.

SCARAMOUCHE
Yeah, OK, why not.

They kiss.

POP
Blimey. Kids today, you 're so bloody square!

GALILEO
I love you Scaramouche.

And Galileo sings YOU TAKE MY BREATH AWAY (probably only the first verse, but of course Scaramouche could join him on a second. )

GALILEO
Look into my eyes and you 'll see
I 'm the only one
You 've captured my love
Stolen my heart
Changed my life
Everytime you make a move
You destroy my mind
And the way you touch
I lose control and shiver deep inside
You take my breath away.

GALILEO
Time to save the kids Scaramouche.

POP
I 'm coming too....
(to Scaramouche)
Wrap your thighs round my skinny white arse baby.

SCARAMOUCHE
You get on the back.

POP
All right, but don 't blame me if I push the bone.

Pop, Galileo and Scaramouche mount the space bike and their journey is powered by the mighty power riffs of DRIVEN BY YOU.

POP GALILEO AND SCARAMOUCHE
We touch, and you 're afraid of me,
and we burn and now I 'm at your feet.
High speed, but you know, you 're in save hands.
Ooh in the dark we make a brighter light.
One spark, to the horizon wide.
We trust and together we tame the land.
Ooh you 'd be forgiven if you think you 're dreaming.
But we 're working night and day to make a dream come true.
Yeah. Everything I do, is driven by you.
Oh it 's tough to make a journey through,
The right stuff is dead ahead of you
Arid me an you know we 've still got time.
Oh hold on tight, to the driving wheel.

This ride is really out of line
Raw deal, but there 's no other that 's worth a dime.
You know I love you but you drive me crazy
Cos you 're saying all the things I want to say to you.
Everything I do, is driven by you.
Everything we do, Everything we do, Everything we do,
Everything we do, is driven by you.
The children lost their way, now they know the price you pay
Holding on to life with you, cos life without you just won 't do.
No we 're never going to know who 's dreaming
But we 're working night and day to make a dream come true.
Everything I do, is driven by you.
Everything we do, Everything we do, Everything we do,
Everything we do, is driven by you.

Now the drama of the journey is over. They have arrived at Wembley They are alone. It is cold and bleak... the rain falls, the wind blows, it is a desolate wasteland. Nothing but rubble and rubbish. It is cold, bleak, miserable. Mercury is very brought down.
The Seven Seas bar is gone.

GALILEO
Nothing. Nothing at all.

POP
Bummer.

GALILEO
No instruments, not even any rock, just rubble. This place must have been destroyed centuries ago. It 's no place of champions anymore if it ever was. I 've failed Scaramouche. I don 't know where the holy axe is hidden, I will never play the lost tiffs, my dreams never came true.

Galileo is in despair. Plaintively he sings a few lines from BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY.

GALILEO (cont 'd)
Too late, my time has come,
Sends shivers down my spine.
Body aching all the time.
Goodbye everybody, I 've got to go.
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth

Galileo drops to his knees in despair. Pop offers a sympathetic arm but Scaramouche is very disappointed with Galileo.

SCARAMOUCHE
I know why you can 't find the guitar Galileo Figaro, or perhaps I should call you WWW-slash-Gordon-at-the-Jones 'sDot-Corn. What was it Pop said 'Queen wove deep and terrible spells to protect the instruments from those not worthy of playing them'.

GALILEO
You mean me?

POP
Ouch.

SCARAMOUCHE
What do you think the Mighty Queen died for? And all the Bohemians who came after? So that you can act like a pathetic little coward! You wanted to be a rock star? Huh! They wouldn 't even have you in a boy band. I only wish now I hadn 't given you a shag.

POP
Strong words mystic woman.

GALILEO
But, the instruments, they 're not here.

SCARAMOUCHE
Then we 'll have to make music without them. Isn 't that what it was all about in the beginning Pop? Kids doing it for themselves!

POP
It was! It was! Magical child!

GALILEO
You 're right! I don 't need help from the past! I don 't need some old second hand instruments to make music and free the kids, I can do it myself! Somehow or other I will make my own music! The music of a human being, not a machine. I will make music for the love of it and the fun of it, not for profit and if they kill him for it, so be it!

Now they are both becoming enthused.

SCARAMOUCHE
I love you Galileo Figaro!

GALILEO
Then that 's all the inspiration I need.

POP
Ooh I 've gone all tingly.

Now something magical happens. In the distance a drum beat begins. It is the beat that opens WE WILL ROCK YOU.

SCARAMOUCHE
Listen! What 's that?

GALILEO
It 's the beat Scaramouche.

SCARAMOUCHE
The beating of our hearts?

GALILEO
That 's right. Hearts of solid rock.

Tentatively, Galileo begins to sing along to the beat.

GALILEO
Buddy you 're a boy make a big noise

He pauses, gathers his strength and continues.

GALILEO (cont 'd)
Playing in the street gonna be a big man some day.

Scaramouche too has the vibe. Now she sings.

SCARAMOUCHE
You got mud on your face
Big disgrace. Kicking your can all over the place.

They are growing in confidence together

GALILEO AND SCARAMOUCHE
Singing we will we will rock you.
We will we will rock you.

The beat is getting bigger.

POP
Everybody.

SCARAMOUCHE
Buddy you 're a young man hard man
Shouting in the Street gonna take on the world some day.

GALILEO
You got blood on your face, big disgrace.
Waiving your banner all over the place.

GALILEO AND SCARAMOUCHE
Singing we will we will rock you.

POP
Everybody.

GALILEO AND SCARAMOUCHE
We will we will rock you.

Now something fabulous happens! Something magical!
The famous guitar riff from WE WILL ROCK YOU rips through the air and as it does so from a great pile of rubble... From the ashes of Wembley Stadium there emerges a guitar! Half embedded in the rock!

GALILEO
Scaramouche! Look! An instrument! A musical instrument I

SCARAMOUCHE
So they exist after all!

Now a huge voice fills the air, like the voice of a God, which it is, for it is the voice of Elvis, the King.

THE VOICE OF ELVIS
Galileo. Galileo, boy, this is the voice of the King. The king of Rock n ' Roll, speaking to you from long ago and far away. It 's time boy. Draw the guitar from the stone, it 's power comes not from me the King, but from Queen, for it is the hairy one 's axe, sent to you to save Rock and Roll. So use it well boy, You too Scaramouche ma 'am. The King is going home now, home to Graceland, Memphis Tennessee. Bye bye now. Uh huh huh.

The voice fades. Galileo is in awe.

SCARAMOUCHE
You heard what the King said Gaz! Grab it, grab it now and let 's rock!

GALILEO
Yeah!

Galileo is about to grasp the neck of the guitar when THE RIFF CHANGES to ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST The Killer Queen enters with police.

KILLER QUEEN
I think not Miss! At last I have found it! The last one left on Earth! The most powerful weapon of freedom known to man! The Electric Guitar! Seize it!

Two huge cops run forward and grab it. The air is filled with screaming guitar riffs! It is almost as if the guitar itself is protesting. Now Thunder and lightning crashes down.

POP
Thunderbolt and lightning! Very very frightening!

The cops are dragging at the guitar in the stone, they can not shift it.

KILLER QUEEN
Bring me that weapon!!

COP
It will not move Ma 'am!

KILLER QUEEN
Lash it to a StratoTank!

A huge roar and the rear end of a tank emerges from the wings, cops rush to the guitar with cables and attach it to the tank. The tank roars and grinds the cables twang and snap! The guitar can not be moved. Galileo steps forward, he seems to have grown in strength and authority.

GALILEO
Stand back pigs I None but the just will ever play the Hairy one 's mighty axe. None but the kids!

The cops sense the power changing, a new authority is emerging..... Galileo steps forward, the cops part, Galileo takes the guitar and draws it with ease from the stone.

SCARAMOUCHE
Wow! You 're my guitar hero!

GALILEO
Yes I am Baby! And now! Let 's rock!

He tries to play it but is complete crap.... he struggles to fit his fingers to the chords, like any other person who picks up a guitar for the first time.

POP
Oh no man! The rebirth of modern jazz!

SCARAMOUCHE
Give me that!

Scaramouche grabs the guitar and rips of f a couple of huge killer chords and a bit of diddling. The cops shrink back in awe. The stage begins to fill as GAGA KIDS appear, they are in a state of ecstatic grace, they have been drawn by the music... it is almost like some pagan religious gathering. Killer Queen is horrified.

KILLER QUEEN
No! No! You kids, what are you doing? You should be in school!

GALILEO
Schools out lady!

Now Khashoggi enters.

KHASHOGGI
Ma 'am have you heard the music!

KILLER QUEEN
Of course I 've bloody heard it, it 's making my ears bleed. Seize them, seize the terrorists!

KHASHOGGI
No way Baby!

KILLER QUEEN
Baby?

KHASHOGGI
I really dig this funky groove thing arid I 'm going to get down and shake my money maker.

KILLER QUEEN
Pardon?

KHASHOGGI
I should explain Ma 'am that I recently went through a mind altering experience. I am no longer myself, and frankly I prefer it that way.

KILLER QUEEN
You other Police Officers, do your duty!

But the cops are changing.

COP
Forget it Bitch! This is a hip sound!

ANOTHER COP
The kid rocks Daddio!

ANOTHER COP
I 'm going to grow my hair and get naked!

A COP
I want to make love in a muddy field right now!

KHASHOGGI
And I 'm going home to vomit in my dad 's stereo!

KILLER QUEEN
No!

POP
Yes! Face it Killer Queen! Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command and the times they are a changing.

More thunder and lightning and a drum riser with a power drum kit on it comes up through the stage.

SCARAMOUCHE
Galileo! The instruments are returning!

POP
The blonde one 's drums!

Now a bass guitar emerges from the rubble.

POP (cont 'd)
The stony faced one 's bass!

Now the famous microphone on a little stick.

POP (cont 'd)
The main man 's Mike!

GALILEO
May we be found worthy! Yeah!

Galileo grabs the mike.
Now the Bohemians emerge, Big Macca, Aretha etc.

BIG MACCA
We are reborn in rock! The Rhapsody is upon us! The Bohemian Rhapsody!

Britney and Meatloaf are there.

GALILEO
Britney! You 're alive!

BRITNEY
Didn 't you hear? We are all reborn! Reborn in rock! .... And incidentally, if you ever hump my old lady again I 'll bust your sweet white ass!

MEAT
(adoringly)
He 's such a cave man.

Britney gets on the drums, Meat grabs the bass and as Galileo begin to sing, the stage is full. Ga Ga kids, cops, all singing arid dancing, tearing off their clothes and letting it all hang out!

GALILEO AND SCARAMOUCHE
Buddy you 're an old man poor man
Pleading with your eyes gonna make you some peace some day
You got mud on your face, you big disgrace,
Somebody gonna put you back in your place.
Singing We will we will Rock You.
We will we will Rock You.

Pop produces wires and cables and computer stuff.

Pop
It 's time to dial up the world! It 's time to down load the power of rock and roll into every home on the planet! I feel my modem rising!

The whole crowd sing WE WILL ROCK YOU. Singing and dancing with joy.... Now Killer Queen takes Galileo down stage.

KILLER QUEEN
Uhm Mr Galileo, it 's quite obvious to me that rock n ' roll is going to be very big. You can 't just give it away. do you really want your music going out on the net for nothing?

GALILEO
Well uhm.... I hadn 't really thought about it.

KILLER QUEEN
What you need is a manager.

Scaramouche calls out.

SCARAMOUCHE
Hey Gazz! Are you ready to rock or what!

GALILEO
(to Killer Queen)
Look... I 'm pretty busy right now.

KILLER QUEEN
Yes of course, of course I 'll leave you my card anyway. Do get in touch.

GALILEO
Sure, yeah, OK.

She slips a card into Galileo 's top pocket, he scarcely notices because As the music rises the FINAL MAGICAL MOMENT ARRIVES as Wembley Stadium comes back to life!... Now the music changes to WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS.

The company sing WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS.

At the end of the song the show seems to be over and the audience applaud.... but no.... suddenly the lights go out on all but Galileo and Scaramouche...
It as if they are alone on stage once more. Galileo begins to sing.... BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. Scaramouche joins him.
Together they sing the song up to 'sometimes wish I 'd never been born at all '
Then with 'I see a little silhouetto of a man ' other Bohemians begin to be picked out in light...
Through the whole 'Galileo Galileo' bit, individual voices and figures are picked out around the stage until 'Bismillah!' The whole thing EXPLODES back into vast choral light.
Then of course at the end it all returns to just Galileo and Scaramouche alone in the darkness for the last bit 'Nothing really matters'
Then even they disappear into the dark. Only Galileo 's voice is left.
Anyway the wind blows

THE END.

The encores and bows are enlivened by the glorious pomp rock of Queen 's own arrangement of GOD SAVE THE QUEEN '.