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Play text, THE STONES by Kit Brookman.


"In 1900, three lighthouse keepers vanished without explanation from an island in the outer Hebrides. The last entry in the lighthouse journal read: ‘Storm ended, sea calm. God is over all."


After breaking up with his boyfriend, a chance connection with an old school friend leads Nick to take a job as the private tutor to two young children in an old house in Sussex. The family seems perfect, the job too good to be true. But then the stones begin to arrive...


As it becomes clear that his new job is not everything it seems, Nick's hold on reality becomes increasingly tenuous. And all the while, a catastrophe that threatens him and the children in his care slides unobtrusively into view...

The Stones is a darkly comic gothic mystery in which a splintering present gives way to our murky future.



"consumate storytelling in both the writing and the rendering"

- Jonathan Kemp, Queerguru



THE STONES by Kit Brookman £5.99

  • KIT BROOKMAN was born in Adelaide and lives in London. His plays have been performed in Australia, the UK, the US, and Germany. Previous work for The Signal House includes WHALESONG and CLOSE. Other plays include Mountain (Geelong Arts Centre), The Plant (Ensemble Theatre, Sydney), The Great Fire, Nora (co-writer), Small and Tired (all Belvoir St Theatre), Night Maybe (Stuck Pigs Squealing), A Rabbit for Kim Jong-il (Griffin Theatre Company). Kit was awarded the Philip Parsons Young Playwrights Fellowship and the Ensemble Theatre New Writing Award, and has been a resident writer at Belvoir St Theatre and Griffin Theatre Company. His TV pilot Uninvited Guests was shortlisted for the 2021 Studio 21 Drama Series competition.


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