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BARK­ING Gecko Theatre Com­pany will present three main works this year.

The world pre­miere of Bambert’s Book of Lost Sto­ries will start the sea­son in April, fol­lowed by Sugarland, which was com­mis­sioned and de­vel­oped by the Aus­tralian Theatre for Young Peo­ple, while In a Dark Wood will com­plete 2016.

Bambert’s Book of Lost Sto­ries will re­mind au­di­ences how sto­ries con­nect peo­ple to the world and the power of kind­ness.

Sugarland, writ­ten by Rachael Coopes with Wayne Blair and in­spired by Kather­ine teenagers, gives a glimpse into a young Aus­tralia that feels like a for­eign coun­try.

Caleb Lewis’ In a Dark Wood is a reimag­in­ing of sev­eral Brothers Grimm clas­sic fairy sto­ries.

Su­bi­aco-based Bark­ing Gecko will also launch it new Liv­ing Lec­tures pro­gram which will ex­plore Shake­speare’s Mac­beth.

Hosted by Bark­ing Gecko artis­tic di­rec­tor Matt Edgerton, the Liv­ing Lec­tures are de­signed to pro­vide a deep en­counter with per­for­mance texts for high school teach­ers and stu­dents.

The Gecko En­sem­bles pro­gram will con­tinue and be held in Broome for the first time this year.

There will also be spe­cial­ist work­shops at schools and com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions across Perth and Bark­ing Gecko’s Sleep­over will give chil­dren and their par­ents a once-in-a-life­time ex­pe­ri­ence on stage at the Health Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Cen­tre.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.bark­inggecko.com.au.

Bambert's Book of Lost Sto­ries.

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