Monkey Baa Studio | Shack

Monkey Baa Studio | Shack

Discover courage, adventure, and mystery: 'Shack' awaits!

Antarctica. A blizzard. Nine school kids are stranded in a shack, on the bottom of the world, with a sinister force circling outside…

Our young explorers, in the ghostly footsteps of Ernest Shackleton, question their place in the natural and social order of the world as the limits of their courage are pushed into uncharted waters. A hypothermic flurry of comedy and thriller, Shack explores the territory between teen anxiety and teen invincibility. Young people are being called on to lead like never before, but how do they learn to step up, when sometimes just existing is hard enough?!

Shack by George Kemp (Winner of the 2020 Junior ATYP Foundation Commission) is back to explore the power of nature and the nature of power in this adventure story for the Greta Thunberg generation.
Monkey Baa Studio presents a George Kemp and Hayden Tonazzi production

Image credit: Clare Hawley
  • Venue ARA Darling Quarter Theatre
  • Dates 27 Oct — 28 Oct 2023
  • Duration 70 minutes
  • Ages Ages 8+
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Creative Team


George Kemp


Hayden Tonazzi

Assistant Director

Jessica Fallico


Jane FitzGerald

Set & Costume Designer

Angela Doherty

Lighting Designer

Morgan Moroney

Lighting Realiser

Saint Clair

Sound Designer

Chrysoulla Markoulli

Sound Designer

Natalie Wihandono

Fresh, powerful and hilarious

"Beautiful writing, direction, production and performances by young people that explode off the stage with energy and relevance. Shack tells an important story, important to today's young people, from their own point of view."

Lily Hayman, Associate Producer at Shopfront

"George Kemp’s Shack is a brilliant new piece of writing for young people. Audiences of all ages will adore it! I was simply blown away when I saw it. Kemp, along with director Hayden Tonazzi have created a captivating work!"

Joshua Maxwell, Artistic Director Jopuka Productions


Assisted Listening
Assisted listening devices are available in the theatre.
National Relay Service
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Wheelchair Accessible
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Presented by
Monkey Baa Theatre Company
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