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Play Reading: Expecting Better by Tom Derrington

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 18:30
Rosengarten, Bern (outside in the park)

We invite you to our July playreading which will take place outside in the Rosengarten park.

Tom Derrington will host a reading of the play he authored: Expecting Better. The reading is open to both members and non-members.

Three connected but very different couples attempt to come together for dinner with only one thing in common, they are about to become parents. Daisy and Josh, a new-age spiritual couple, struggle when their enlightened approach does not work out as expected. Julia, level-headed but deeply unhappy, is convinced a baby will heal her marriage to a wealthy but rather unpleasant husband, who cares little for the prospect of family life. And Mark and Kelly, fun-loving working-class consumerists, desperate to climb the social ladder, at any cost. Set across a period of three years, this bittersweet comedy is a satirical look at our obsession with parenting styles, relationships and how the expectations of first time parents rarely go to plan.

The script can be downloaded from the members’ area under 'Share a Play'. If you have no access, please contact

Please bring along your copy of the script.

The play reading will be held outside in the park of the Rosengarten. Look out for the Upstage sign. In case of bad weather, a cancellation email will be sent out. Cancellation information will also be posted on FB.

Looking forward to see you there!

Upstage Team