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Summer at Suspended Stone Camp by Madelaine Nunn



THEMES: Discipline, Self-Acceptance, Leadership & Teamwork
GENRE: Magical Realism, Contemporary Puppetry
LENGTH: 150 minutes
CHARACTER AGES: 13-16 & 50+
SUITABLE FOR: Middle Years

“This is definitely not how these misfits pictured their summer.” 


Nominated for an Australian Writer’s Guild Award, Madelaine Nunn’s Summer at Suspended Stone Camp is a dark ensemble comedy equal parts thrilling, horrifying and heartfelt.


When people-pleaser Claudia Thorogood finds herself in hot water after an unfortunate accident leaves her principal with ten broken bones and a shiny new electric wheelchair, she is sent to Suspended Stone Camp, a place for ‘Difficult, Disobedient and Different Teen Delinquents’.

It’s definitely not how she pictured her summer…Under the guidance of Vickie, her authoritarian team leader, Claudia and the other camp inmates are driven to a cabin in the bush with nothing but a backpack, a sleeping bag and a packet of contraband burger rings. The misfit group think it’s a blessing when Vickie’s late from break, until it gets dark and she’s still not back.

Abandoned, restless and fearing they’ll die alone without ever having a hot meal again, they start hatching plans of survival. It doesn’t take long for things to go from bad to worse to just plain creepy.


Summer at Suspended Stone Camp was first produced by Jopuka Productions on June 18th, 2021, at The Red Tree Theatre, Darkinjung Country, NSW.

ISBN: 978-0-908156-06-1

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