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Spontaneous Human Combustion by Daniel Evans


THEMES: Trauma, Defiance, Grief
LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
CAST SIZE: Large Cast Without Doubling


School Captain Astrid Pollard is on fire. Ever since she was assigned that oral presentation on Joan of Arc life has sort of, well, spontaneously combusted. People are looking at her funny. The frogs in Biology are singing to her.

Help comes in the form of school pariah Hadley who convinces Astrid that this might be some kind of divine calling or a mission — just like Joan’s. But something darker is swirling beneath the mysterious vigil, beneath the oral presentation, beneath the playground … and it explains the radical cracks in Astrid’s strangely magical universe.

Production History

Originally commissioned and produced by Brisbane Girls Grammar School in 2017.

ISBN: 978 1 925338 49 2

Additional information

Weight 0.250 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 0.5 cm

Education Notes

Includes a link to external digital educational notes compiled and used by Brisbane Girls Grammar in the creation of this production.

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