If you’re looking for an excuse for a family outing to the theatre, Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories will be showing at QPAC from October 11 – 15.
Some of Australia’s brightest creative minds, including Luke Kerridge and Dan Giovannoni, have joined forces to create Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories, which is about Bambert, an impossibly small man with an enormous love for writing. Bambert is a puppet brought to life by an ensemble of players.
Tucked away in his quiet attic – part of an intricate wonderland created by acclaimed Designer Jonathan Oxlade – Bambert’s only companions are the characters he has created in his stories; until one day, he decides to set his stories free.
The production is recommended for those aged 8+, though Director Luke Kerridge said Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories created a kaleidoscopic little world on stage that would draw in children and adults of all ages.
“The stories that come back to Bambert are from all corners of the earth,” Luke says. “From foggy London and sunny Cordoba to war-torn Syria and totalitarian Moscow.
“The show does take the audience through the gamut of emotions, but there are universal ideas at its core that captivate and uplift audience members no matter how old they are.”
This acclaimed production comes to QPAC following a season at Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, one of the largest events of its kind in the world.
A tale of friendship, empathy and overcoming isolation, Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories is a heart-warming reminder of how stories connect the world and most importantly, of the power of kindness.
The show will be at QPAC from October 11 – 15 and tickets can be purchased online at www.qpac.com.au.