Winner! 2020 ATYP Foundation Commission (10-13 year olds)

Antarctica. A blizzard. Eight schoolkids 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. Safety (and sanity) seems to be drifting farther and farther away.

The younger generation is being called on to lead like never before. The power of nature and the nature of power are explored in this adventure story for the Greta Thunberg generation. A hypothermic flurry of comedy and thriller, Shack explores the territory between teen anxiety and teen invincibility. How do our young people learn to step up and lead, when sometimes just existing is hard enough?!

So zip up your warmest parka and be ready for anything…

The ATYP Foundation Commission invests in work for young people to perform. Developed by ATYP and published by Playlab, we are creating a canon of work for young actors aged 10-13. This is your chance to see this exciting new Australian work before it goes on to be performed by schools and youth theatres around the country.

Season 2021

Thursday 21 Oct – 7pm

Sat 23 Oct – 7pm (Opening Night)
Wed 27 Oct – 11am matinee, 7pm
Fri 29 Oct – 11am matinee, 7pm
Sun 31 Oct – 5pm
Thurs 4 Nov – 11am & 7pm
Sat 6 Nov – 7pm (closing)


Wed-Sat 7pm
Sun 5pm



Griffin Theatre
SBW Stables Theatre
10 Nimrod Street, Kings Cross

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60 mins (no interval)



“Huge blocks of ice, weighing many tons, were lifted into the air and tossed aside as other masses rose beneath them. We were helpless intruders in a strange world, our lives dependent upon the play of grim elementary forces that made a mock of our puny efforts.”

Sir Earnest Shackleton

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Griffin Theatre

Full Price: $42
Concession: $30
Young People: $25 (Under 26)
Family: $120 (2 x adults, 2 x kids – save 15%)

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Creative Team

George Kemp

Fraser Corfield