Between 11 and 15 October this year, QPAC is presenting Barking Gecko Theatre Company’s production of Reinhardt Jung’s internationally lauded novel “Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories” (Bamberts Buch der verschollenen Geschichten).
The stage production combining live actors and puppetry was adapted by Dan Giovannoni and Luke Kerridge from the 1998 German novel. Designer Jonathan Oxlade has created a simple yet wondrous and whimsical set upon which the cast perform.
The story follows Bambert, an impossibly tiny man who lives in the attic above Mr Bloom’s grocery shop. He stays tucked away, isolated from the outside world, his only companions the characters he creates in his stories.
One day, Bambert realises that his stories will only find life if they are read by the world. Bambert sends out his stories on small hot air balloons, each containing instructions. Whoever finds the story is to return it to Bambert with a stamp from wherever they landed, so he knows where each story 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 is a story of friendship and empathy, of overcoming isolation and one of hope. It is also a story about stories. How telling them helps us to make sense of the world we live in, allows us to conquer adversity and be connect in kindness with others.
Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories is a must-see production for all families. Children and adults alike will marvel in wonder at this enchanting production that weaves together tales of joy, sadness, delight and melancholy and encourages the audience to embrace curiosity, empathy and play.
I have taken my kids to see some amazing shows at QPAC, and will definitely be taking them to this one. Bambert’s Book of Lost stories is a tale that kids and adults will love. With a story about friendship, kindness and overcoming adversity, and an exquisite set design, why not book tickets for this show in October for an experience you’ll remember for years to come.
“A small, perfectly formed masterpiece that imaginatively explores the idea that stories can change the world.” The Australian
“5 stars out of 5.” Artshub
11 15 October 2017
Book now at QPAC.COM.AU or 136 246