Barking Gecko Theatre Company
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Image by Jon Green

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Producer Name: Anna Kosky - Barking Gecko Theatre Company


Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories is a story about Bambert - an impossibly small man with an enormous love for writing. Tucked away in his quiet attic, Bambert’s only companions are the characters he has created in his stories. And then one day, Bambert decides to set his stories free, to send them out to the world on little balloons, in the hope they will find a home. The stories contain instructions: whoever finds them is to return them to Bambert with a stamp from wherever they have landed, so he know where they should be set. 

In time, the stories return, marked with stamps from across the globe, and they burst to life before his (and the audiences) eyes. It isn’t long before the audience discovers that Bambert’s letters may not have gone as far as he thinks, and that Mr. Bloom, his kindly neighbor and our gentle narrator, may be helping Bambert’s wishes to come true. And this is the heart of Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories – as ultimately it is a story of friendship and empathy, of overcoming isolation, and most importantly, of hope. It is also a story about stories – about why we tell them and how they help us to make sense of the most challenging aspects of life, whether that is out in the world, or in our own hearts.