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

In this world premiere, Reinhardt Jung’s internationally lauded novel is brought to life as a thrillingly inventive and remarkable production for adults and children alike.

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.

Tuesday 12 April 2PM – Post Show Q&A and “Meet Bambert” puppetry interactive event.

Friday 15 April 6:30pm – Post Show Q&A and “Meet Bambert” puppetry interactive event.

For Audiences 8+

Creative Team

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


Mr Bloom
Igor Sas

Nick Maclaine
Amanda McGregor
Jo Morris

Tim Watts

“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