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.

  • Edinburgh, UK

    Edinburgh International Children's Festival. Brunton Theatre.

    29 May, 2017 - 31 May, 2017

    Times and Prices

    1:30pm Monday 29 May  Get Tickets
    10:30am & 1:30pm Tuesday 30 May  Get Tickets
    10:30am and 1:30pm Wednesday 31 May 10:30 Get Tickets

  • Canterbury, UK

    Gulbenkian Theatre, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NB

    3 June, 2017 - 3 June, 2017

    Times and Prices

    2pm Saturday, 3 June Get Tickets
    4:30pm Saturday, 3 June Get Tickets

  • Perth, Western Australia

    Presented by the 2017 Awesome Festival and University Theatres. Octagon Theatre, UWA.

    30 September, 2017 - 1 October, 2017

    Times and Prices

    11am & 1.30pm Saturday, 30 September Get Tickets
    11am & 1.30pm Sunday 1st October Get Tickets

  • Brisbane, Queensland

    Presented by QPAC. The Playhouse Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

    12 October, 2017 - 15 October, 2017

    Times and Prices

    6:30pm Wednesday, 11 October 2017 Get Tickets
    10:00am Thursday, 12 October 2017 Get Tickets
    12:30pm Thursday 12 October 2017 Get Tickets
    6:30pm Friday 13, October 2017 Get Tickets
    1:30pm Saturday, 14 October 2017 Get Tickets
    6:30pm Saturday, 14 October 2017 Get Tickets
    11:00am Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 Get Tickets
    1:30pm Sunday 15 October 2017 Get Tickets

  • Melbourne, Victoria

    Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne. Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne

    25 October, 2017 - 27 October, 2017

    Times and Prices

    10:30am & 1pm 25 October Get Tickets
    10:30am & 1pm 26 OctoberGet Tickets
    12pm 27 OctoberGet Tickets



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