Theatre World Premiere Australia

Thu 18—Sun 21 October

A Ghost In My Suitcase

Barking Gecko Theatre

Buy tickets Eligible for package discount.

$49—$59 | Arts Centre Melbourne

Children’s theatre at its best.

SEESAW MAGAZINE (ON BARKING GECKO THEATRE)

The spirits you carry, they carry you too.

Twelve-year-old Celeste arrives in China to scatter Mother’s ashes, but in no time flat is thrust into a world of magic and adventure. Celeste’s grandmother has carried on the family tradition of ghost catching, and it turns out Celeste has a knack for the hairraising pursuit too.

This world premiere stage version of A Ghost in My Suitcase is adapted from Gabrielle Wang’s thrilling book of the same name, winner of the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Children’s Novel.

From contemporary Australia to cosmopolitan Shanghai to the misty byways of rural China, the tale takes place in the overlap of cultures and histories both big and small. 

STORIES FROM HOME

THE WHEELER CENTRE
FRI 05 OCT 11AM

Join A Ghost in My Suitcase author Gabrielle Wang for a chat about themes of identity and the paranormal, followed by a writing workshop for young people.

FREE

Suitable for ages 8+.
Author
Gabrielle Wang
Adapter
Vanessa Bates
Director
Ching Ching Ho
Director
Matt Edgerton
Set and Costume Designer
Zoë Atkinson
Lighting Designer
Matthew Marshall
Composer and Sound Designer
Rachael Dease
Featuring
Alice Keohavong, Amanda Ma, Yilin Kong, Frieda Lee, Imanuel Dado

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., commissioned by Sydney Festival, Perth Festival and Melbourne Festival.

 

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