A Ghost in My Suitcase
Barking Gecko Theatre | Australia
World Premiere Season
9–19 January Sydney Opera House $56–$71 + BF 75 mins
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EVENT INFO
VENUE
WHEN
  • Wed 9 January at 6.30pm
    Thu 10 January at 1.30pm & 6.30pm
    Fri 11 January at 6.30pm
    Sat 12 January at 1.30pm & 6pm
    Sun 13 January at 1.30pm
    Tue 15 January at 1.30pm (SMH Q&A)
    Wed 16 January at 1.30pm* & 6.30pm
    Thu 17 January at 1.30pm
    Fri 18 January at 6.30pm 
    Sat 19 January at 1.30pm** & 6pm

    *Auslan interpreted & Audio described. Tactile Tour at 12.30pm.
    **Captioned Performance


TICKETS & PRICING
  • Tue & Wed + matinee:
    Premium $66
    A Reserve $56 / $50
    Family (4) $150
    Under 30 $39
    + booking fee

    Thu–Sun:
    Premium $71
    A Reserve $61 / $55
    Family (4) $200
    + booking fee

A Ghost in My Suitcase
Barking Gecko Theatre | Australia
World Premiere Season
A breathtaking and magical adventure about grief, hunting for ghosts and a secret family gift, adapted from Gabrielle Wang’s thrilling novel, winner of the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Children’s Novel.

Leaving behind her grieving father and brother in Australia, twelve-year-old Celeste travels to Shanghai to scatter her Chinese mother’s ashes in the Isle of Clouds, her 500-year-old ancestral home.

In a land she finds puzzlingly familiar, Celeste meets her gutsy, ghost-hunting grandmother, Por Por, for the first time, and also discovers her own spirit-chasing powers. Soon, Celeste is swept into a hair-raising battle, defying dangerous ancient spirits and teaming up with the hostile Ting Ting, Por Por’s adopted child, in a race to save her grandmother.

Written by Vanessa Bates and directed by Matt Edgerton and Ching Ching Ho, Barking Gecko’s beguiling and breathtaking stage production is suitable for ages 8+.

"Wang uses beautifully depicted characters and intricate settings to flesh out this elegant tale about memory [and] cultural identity" - Aurealis Award Judges


Accessibility
Important Info
Recommended for 8+. This performance contains smoke, haze, strobe. Short lockout applies. Latecomers will be permitted at an appropriate time.
Cast and Credits
Author: Gabrielle Wang
Playwright: Vanessa Bates
Co-Directors: Ching Ching Ho & Matt Edgerton
Set & Costume Designer: Zoë Atkinson
Lighting Designer: Matthew Marshall
Composer & Sound Designer: Rachael Dease
Media Artist: Sohan Ariel Hayes
Fight Director: Andy Fraser
Puppetry Consultant: Michael Barlow

Production Manager: Andrew Portwine 
Assistant Production Manager: Michael Maclean
Stage Manager: Emily Stokoe 
Assistant Stage Manager: Leigh Gardener
Sound Operator and Programmer: Tim Collins
Stage Technician: Matt McCabe
Set Construction: The Black Swan Workshop
Additional Set Construction: Plumb Arts Workshop
Costume Construction: Sara Walker
Costume Assistant: Nicole Marrington
Media Assistant: Jake Bamford
Producer: Helen Hristofski
Creative Learning Resources: Libby Klysz

CAST

Celeste: Alice Keohavong
Por Por: Amanda Ma
Ting Ting: Yilin Kong
Female Ensemble: Frieda Lee
Male Ensemble: Imanuel Dado

Images: Stefan Gosatti, Daniel Grant
Videos

9–19 January
$56–$71 + BF
75 mins
★★★★½ "Superb family theatre"
The Age
Major Festivals Initiative Sydney Opera House
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