This Helpmann Award-winning production presented with Barking Gecko Theatre will be streaming a special online season straight to families’ homes from Saturday 8 August until Saturday 5 September. In what is a timely reminder of how stories connect us to the world and the power of kindness, the story of Bambert is one to cherish together.
The exquisite, theatrical tale was presented to sell out performances in the Fairfax Studio in October 2017 as part of Arts Centre Melbourne’s Families program. It’s a story about an impossibly small man named Bambert with an enormous love for writing. Tucked away in his quiet attic, his only companions are the characters he has created in his stories.
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. But, the stories contain instructions: whoever finds them must return them to Bambert with a stamp from wherever they landed so he knows where his stories have gone. But as each day passes, and no stories return, Bambert’s hope begins to fade.
Presented by Barking Gecko Theatre and Arts Centre Melbourne. Adapted for the stage by Dan Giovannoni and Luke Kerridge, from Bamberts Buch der verschollenen Geschichten by Reinhard Jung.
Arts Centre Melbourne announced it had postponed welcoming visitors back to its venues in accordance with the most recent Victorian Government guidelines on COVID-19. The ghost lights will stay on a little longer as Arts Centre Melbourne focuses on finding new ways to engage with audiences, including the digital online hub – Together With You . For more information including; bookings for free and ticketed events, Arts Centre Melbourne’s health and safety policies, as well as additional digital content and experiences visit artscentremelbourne.com.au