Photo by: Jon Green

Adapted for the stage by Dan Giovannoni & Luke Kerridge
from Bamberts Buch der verschollenen Geschichten by Reinhardt Jung

This is the story of Bambert – an impossibly small man with an enormous love for writing. Tucked away in his quiet attic, his only companions are the characters he has created in his stories. And then one day, Bambert decides to set his stories free, to send them out into the world on little balloons, in the hope that they will find a home. The stories contain instructions: whoever finds them is to return them to Bambert with a stamp from wherever they landed, so he knows where they should be set. But as each day passes, and no stories return, Bambert’s hope begins to fade. Will his stories ever find a home?

Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories brings together Australia’s most extraordinary creative minds to realise this exquisite production. At times amusing, other times melancholy, this new production reminds us how stories connect us to the world and ultimately, the power of kindness.

Creative Team

Adapter Dan Giovannoni
Adapter & Director Luke Kerridge
Designer Jonathon Oxlade
Lighting Designer Chris Donnelly
Sound Designer Ian Moorhead
Dramaturg Matt Edgerton


Nick Maclaine
Amanda McGregor
Jo Morris
Igor Sas
Tim Watts

2017 tour – Melbourne

Arts Review  – Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories review

Australian StageBambert’s Book of Lost Stories review

2017 tour – Brisbane

Stage Whispers “Dan Giovannoni’s adaptation and Luke Kerridge’s direction smoothly negotiates the emotional terrain with humour and heart.”

XS Entertainment  “..perfectly crafted and polished for audiences of all ages and sensibilities”

ABC Brisbane – Links to  a Facebook live in studio spot with Tim Watts, Jo Morris and Bambert.

West End Magazine “A delight for all ages” 

Broadway World “Award-Winning Children’s Show Reveals World of Impossibly Small Man at QPAC”

From 2016

“Five out of five Stars” – Artshub

“Perfectly formed masterpiece” – The Australian

“Jonathon Oxlade’s little set is like the surprise inside a Faberge egg” – The West Australian

“A moving, unique and unmissable piece of theatre. ” – Subiaco Post

“Captures the potency of the artistic mind, and the resilience of the human spirit” – Pelican

“It wends its charming little way into your heart, and takes you on a bittersweet little journey to an enchanting place.” – Perth Arts Live

“My favourite Barking Gecko show to date, this is a wonderful show that will move and delight.” – Stage Whispers