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Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories

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

75 minutes

Recommended age 8+

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 hot air balloons in the hope that they will find a home.

The stories contain instructions: whoever finds them should return them to Bambert, postmarked 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?

Since its premiere in 2016, Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories has charmed audiences across the country and around the globe. This special return season of our Helpmann Award winning production brings Bambert home to Perth once more.

A reminder of how stories connect us to the world and ultimately, the power of kindness.




Perth, Australia

Octagon Theatre, University of WA

Saturday, 31 October 2020

Saturday, 07 November 2020

Saturday, 14 November 2020

Friday, 20 November 2020

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Stage Whispers

Australian Stage

Beautifully realised and adapted for the stage by Dan Giovannoni and Luke Kerridge from Bambert’s Buch der verschollnen Geschichten by Reinhardt Jung, for Barking Gecko Theatre. It is sublime. Read More ▶

Published 31/10/2017


A sweet tale of imagination and hope in an outstanding production

Barking Gecko Theatre keeps the focus on children by creating a work that will leave adults surreptitiously dabbing at eyes as the house lights rise, tapping into the core of hopes and dreams within each of us. 5 stars out of 5 ★★★★★ Read More ▶

Published 15/04/2016

The Australian

Little man with big ideas

A small, perfectly formed masterpiece that imaginatively explores the idea that stories can change the world. Read More ▶

Published 12/04/2016

Creative Team

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


Nick Maclaine
Amanda McGregor
Jo Morris
Igor Sas
St John Cowcher (WA Season)

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