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.
"A small, perfectly formed masterpiece"
"★★★★★....Luke Kerridge’s vision conveys a force of imagination."
"★★★★....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."
“A moving, unique and unmissable piece of theatre”
"My favourite Barking Gecko show to date, this is a wonderful show that will move and delight."
"Tears were shed, but my heart was warmed...hails the greatness of creativity"
Director Luke Kerridge talks to Claire Nichols about the creation of Bambert's Book of Lost Stories.