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A Ghost in My Suitcase.

"It generated an enormous amount of discussion" - Teacher, 2018

"The production was fantastic - it kept them glued to their seats for 80
minutes, and that's no mean feat!!"
– Teacher, 2018

A Ghost in My Suitcase is the thrilling story twelve-year-old Celeste, a young Australian girl with Chinese and French heritage. Celeste visits China for the first time to scatter her mother’s ashes. But when Celeste arrives, she is thrust into a terrifying world of ghost hunting and to survive she must discover who she truly is.

Featuring a visually spectacular set design, a lean and exciting script, three extraordinary lead female characters, beautiful digital imagery and genuine onstage magic!

The novel A Ghost in My Suitcase has become a staple in upper primary and middle school classrooms since winning the Aurealis Award for Best Children’s Fiction in 2009. This is an opportunity for students to engage with an important, contemporary text adapted by Perth’s internationally respected theatre company for young people and it is one that any teacher should not miss.


Show Details

"It makes my English programs rich and varied. Watching the stage productions covers an important part of the viewing section of the Australian curriculum and helps to bring literature to life for my students" - Teacher, 2018

Recommended: Year 4 – Year 7

Duration: 75 minutes

**Please contact Perth Festival for school group bookings from the 26th of October, 2018**








Dates & Times (School Showings)

Wednesday 27th February: 11AM

Tuesday 5th March: 10.30AM

Wednesday 6th March: 10.30AM

Thursday 7th March: 10.30AM

Friday 8th March: 10.30AM


Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre WA


$16 per student (one complimentary teacher’s ticket with every 10 students)

Creative Learning Resources.

•Drama: Responding
•English: Language & Literacy
•Humanities and Social Sciences: Knowledge and Understanding

Barking Gecko Theatre is committed to providing quality creative learning experiences for children and families.

For each show Barking Gecko creates a Teachers Resource designed to help teachers develop a creative series of sessions to explore.


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