The Unexpected

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Lisa’s a wreck. She’s unexpectedly expecting and has no idea how to tell her husband. But that’s the least of her problems when Jeannie, her seventeen year old daughter, reveals some unexpected news of her own.

She just found out she’s expecting, but she wasn’t expecting this …

2 female, 1 male

Production History
“The Unexpected” was first produced at the Ten Minute Quickies at Eltham Little Theatre, Victoria, in May 2014. It was directed by Brad Buckingham and featured Audrey Farthing as Lisa, Kate de Bomford as Jeannie, and Tony Adams as Robert.

It has also been produced at:

  • The TenX10 Play Fest 2014 (Wagga Wagga, NSW)
  • Short + Sweet Canberra 2014
  • Short + Sweet Sydney 2016
  • Short + Sweet Dubai 2016

Awards / Prizes

  • Finalist in The Ten Minute Quickies Short Play Competition, 2014
  • Winner People’s Choice, Crash Test Drama Canberra #3, 2013
  • Winner Best Script, Crash Test Drama Canberra #3, 2013

Download the Script
The Unexpected (pdf 110kb)