Puppet show pulls on heartstrings across Western Australia
Media Statement from Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA and Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC
- Bambert's Book of Lost Stories to tour regional Western Australia
- Show selected after participating in CircuitWest's WA Showcase
- Regional venues can choose the performing arts events presented
A visually stunning children's puppet show about friendship and overcoming isolation is embarking on a tour of regional Western Australia.
Barking Gecko Theatre Company will present their Helpmann Award-winning Bambert's Book of Lost Stories in Merredin, Mandurah and Albany from today (June 22) to June 30, 2018.
The family-friendly show was selected to tour these regional communities after taking part in CircuitWest's WA Showcase in 2017.
The annual WA Showcase is a one-stop-shop to network with fellow artists and producers, hear from leaders in the culture and the arts sector and pitch tour-ready works to regional performing arts venues.
Regional presenters can easily connect with artists and organisations and choose the shows that meet local community needs.
The regional tour is made possible from Royalties for Regions funding and is administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:
"Bambert's Book of Lost Stories tells the story of a small and quiet man with a love for writing.
"With its themes of friendship, empathy and overcoming isolation, I'm sure this show will resonate with regional audiences.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for the whole family to witness this award-winning show after its tour of Melbourne."
Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
"Barking Gecko Theatre Company's tour of regional Western Australia recognises that regional communities have a great thirst for cultural experiences.
"I can thoroughly recommend Bambert's Book of Lost Stories to the kids of regional WA."