'In this world premiere, Reinhardt Jung’s internationally lauded novel is bought 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.'
World premiere presented by Barking Gecko Theatre Company. State Theatre of Western Australia, Studio Underground, 9-23 April 2016.
Adapter: Dan Giovannoni.
Adapter & Director: Luke Kerridge.
Designer: Jonathon Oxlade.
Lighting Designer: Chris Donnelly.
Sound Designer: Ian Moorhead.
Dramaturg: Matt Edgerton.
Cast: Igor Sas, Nick Maclaine, Amanda McGregor, Jo Morris, and Tim Watts.