This popped into my head the other day and I thought I'd share. Let me know if you like it, I'll keep going with it.
Act 1 Scene 1:
The lights illuminate the stage, showing Daniel Levy wearing a black cloak sitting at his desk looking over some papers. Enter Lewis Holtby, Stage right. Holtby kneels at the foot of Levy’s desk.
Levy: Rise, Lewis. (Holtby rises)
Holtby: You summoned me here, my lord?
Levy: I have a very important task for you Lewis.
Holtby: Play central passing midfield this season in Andre’s 4-3-3?
Levy: No, not quite.
Holtby: Improve my positional awareness so I can function as a deep lying playmaker?
Levy: No, but you’re getting closer.
Holtby: Convince City to loan us Dzeko and pay all his wages?
Levy: No, no they’ve wised up to that tactic. I need you… to travel back in time!
Holtby: I’m not sure I follow you, sir.
Levy: Really it’s quite simple Lewis. These last few seasons should have gone better for us, and I have a series of missions back in time that will ensure they do.
Holtby: Anything for you, sir. I’ll do anything to earn those 2k per week wages you so generously gave me.
Levy: Yes, yes very well. Your first mission is to 1967. To the town of Duttlenheim, France.
Holtby: What business do we have there, my liege?
Holtby: (A dazed look crosses Holtby's face) Can Gareth come with me sir? A vacation is just what the two of us need.
Levy: No, no, no. I’ve got… other plans for Gareth. (Levy grins evilly to himself) Well then, off you go, Lewis. I expect that you return having crushed Arsene’s spirit.
Ryan Gosling plays Lewis Holtby
Ben Kingsley plays Daniel Levy