Adapted for the stage by Dan Giovannoni & Luke Kerridge, from Bamberts Buch der verschollenen Geschichten by Reinhard Jung
70 minutes (no interval)
Suits: 8+ (School years 4 - 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 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.
There are currently no performances of this show at this time.
Dan Giovannoni’s adaptation and Luke Kerridge’s direction smoothly negotiates the emotional terrain with humour and heart. Full review ▶
Award-Winning Children’s Show Reveals World of Impossibly Small Man at QPAC
Perfectly formed masterpiece
It wends its charming little way into your heart, and takes you on a bittersweet little journey to an enchanting place.
My favourite Barking Gecko show to date, this is a wonderful show that will move and delight.
Adapter Dan Giovannoni
Adapter & Director LukeKerridge
Designer Jonathon Oxlade
Lighting Designer Chris Donnelly
Sound Designer Ian Moorhead
Dramaturg Matt Edgerton
Tim Watts (WA tour)
St John Cowcher (Sydney Opera House season)