Ziggy Baddeley's journey as she discovers a new sense of self. After her parent's marriage breakdown, Ziggy and her baby brother Jack move to a new suburb to begin again. In order to deal with the loss of security and changes thrust upon her, Ziggy decides to reinvent herself. She plans to start at her new school as a more colourful, more interesting person. At her new school Ziggy meets Theo and Karen who are both embroiled in similar struggles. The play takes a comic look at the many influences, pressures and choices faced by young people as they strive to develop their identities and strengthen their self esteem.

  • youth drama
  • 90
  • 5 total
  • 3 female identifying, 2 male identifying
  • 12 to 16, 16 to 18, 18+
  • teen, all ages, children
  • Australian Script Centre


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Female | Teen | 5 to 10 minutes
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EXTRACT: Sieglinda Baddeley ,Sieglinda! All because mum likes opera. What I'd like to know is: how'd I get to be named after some Viking battle axe and you get to be named after something that lets you lift a car to change a flat tyre? Nothing makes sense anymore. Mum's changed, Jack. When she was married to Dad she used to be so...normal. Now you're here and Dad's gone and Mum's different (Pause).You know what she gave me for my birthday this year? A spanner. Can you believe it? A spanner.

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