BAMBERT's BOOK OF LOST STORIES

 

Adapted for stage Dan Giovannoni & Luke Kerridge
from Bamberts Buch der verschollenen Geschichten

by Reinhardt Jung

 

Bambert is 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. 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 was developed by independently by Luke Kerridge over a number of years, before finding it's home at Barking Gecko Theatre Company.

 

 


 

 

 

REVIEWS:

 

"A small, perfectly formed masterpiece"

-The Australian 

 

"★★★★★....Luke Kerridge’s vision conveys a force of imagination."

-ArtsHub

 

"★★★★....The nature of true friendship, the shadowy presence of loneliness and morality, filter through the comedy and colourful re-enactments of Bambert's stories with a thoughtfulness that is both wise and moving"

-The Scotland Herald

 

"Every so often a theatre work meets and exceeds all expectations...It's no exaggeration to say there is a touch of magic about this production"

-Perth Arts Live

 

"Luke Kerridge’s direction smoothly negotiates the emotional terrain with humour and heart."

-Australian Stage

 

“A moving, unique and unmissable piece of theatre”

-Subiaco Post

 

"My favourite Barking Gecko show to date, this is a wonderful show that will move and delight."

-Stage Whispers

 

"Tears were shed, but my heart was warmed...hails the greatness of creativity"

-Pelican Magazine

 

LISTEN:

 

Director Luke Kerridge talks to Claire Nichols about the creation of Bambert's Book of Lost Stories. 

Click on the Link below:

 

WATCH:

 

AWARDS:

 

★HELPMANN AWARD: Best Presentation for Children, 2016 - WINNER

★HELPMANN AWARD: Best New Australian Work, 2016 - NOMINATED

★AWGIE AWARD: Children's Theatre, 2017 - NOMINATED

★PEFORMING ARTS WESTERN AUSTRALIA AWARDS: Best Production, 2016 - NOMINATED

DRAMA VICTORIA AWARD: Best Performance for Primary Students, 2017 - WINNER

TOURING  HISTORY:

 

Arts Centre Melbourne, The Fairfax

25-28 October, 2017.​

 

QPAC Brisbane, The Playhouse

11-15 October, 2017.

 

AWESOME Arts Festival, Perth, The Octagon

30 September- 1 October, 2017.

 

Edinburgh International Children's Festival

The Brunton Theatre, May 29-31, 2017.   

 

The Gulbenkian, Canterbury, Kent, UK

June 3rd, 2017.

 

Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, April 9 - 23, 2016.

CREDITS:

 

CO-ADAPTER & DIRECTOR:

Luke Kerridge

CO-ADAPTER: Dan Giovannoni  

PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Jonathon Oxlade

SOUND DESIGNER/COMPOSER: Ian Moorhead

LIGHTING DESIGNER: Chris Donnelly

CAST: Igor Sas, Nick Maclaine, Amanda McGregor, Jo Morris,Tim Watts

LEAD PUPPETEER: Tim Watts
DRAMATURG: Matt Edgerton

STAGE MANAGER: Rhianne Perrie

PRODUCTION MANAGER: Anna Kosky

PHOTOGRAPHY: Jon Green