HIGHLIGHTS FOR BARKING GECKO 2016
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.