“superb family theatre – a stylish, big-hearted and vibrant adaptation of a much-loved children’s book.”
Travel from contemporary Australia to cosmopolitan Shanghai and to the misty byways of rural China in the enchanting family mystery A Ghost in My Suitcase.
Twelve-year-old Celeste arrives in China to scatter her mother’s ashes, but in no time flat she’s thrust into a world of magic and myth. Her grandmother has carried on the family tradition of ghost catching and Celeste finds she too has a knack for the hair-raising pursuit.
Barking Gecko Theatre’s visually spectacular stage version of A Ghost in My Suitcase, adapted by Vanessa Bates from Gabrielle Wang’s award-winning book of the same name, is equal parts thrilling and heartwarming.
A Perth Festival Co-Commission
Images: Daniel Grant
Latecomers may be admitted at a suitable break.
Warning: Recommended for ages 8+
Author Gabrielle Wang
Playwright Vanessa Bates
Co-Directors Ching Ching Ho & Matt Edgerton
Set & Costume Designer Zoë Atkinson
Lighting Designer Matthew Marshall
Composer & Sound Designer Rachael Dease
Media Artist Sohan Ariel Hayes
Fight Director Andy Fraser
Puppetry Consultant Michael Barlow
Celeste Alice Keohavong
Por Por Amanda Ma
Ting Ting Yilin Kong
Female Ensemble Frieda Lee
Male Ensemble Imanuel Dado
Image: Daniel Grant
Production Manager Andrew Portwine
Assistant Production Manager Michael Maclean
Stage Manager Emily Stokoe
Assistant Stage Manager Leigh Gardiner
Sound Operator and Programmer Tim Collins
Stage Technician Matthew McCabe
Set Construction The Black Swan Workshop
Additional Set Construction Plumb Arts Workshop
Costume Construction Sara Walker
Costume Assistant Nicole Marrington
Media Assistant Jake Bamford
Producer Helen Hristofski
Creative Learning Resources Libby Klysz
Wed 27 Feb 8.15pm
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative managed by the Australia Council, its arts and funding advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., commissioned by Perth Festival, Sydney Festival and Melbourne International Arts Festival.
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