A reminder of how stories connect us to the world and ultimately, the power of kindness.

This is the story of Bambert – an impossibly small man with an enormous love for writing. Tucked away in his quiet attic, his 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 into the world on little hot air balloons in the hope that they will find a home.

The stories contain instructions: whoever finds them should return them to Bambert, postmarked with a stamp from wherever they landed, so he knows where they should be set. But as each day passes and no stories return, Bambert’s hope begins to fade. Will his stories ever find a home?

Since its premiere in 2016, Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories has charmed audiences across the country and around the globe. In 2016 Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories won the Helpmann Award for Best Presentation for Children.

"Outstanding… each and every element exceeds expectations"
— Artshub
"A small, perfectly formed masterpiece."
— The Australian
"Beautifully realised... it is sublime."
— Stage Whispers
"It is no exaggeration to say there is a touch of magic about this production.”"
— Perth Arts Live

Repertoire Information

Run time: 70mins

Contains haze effects, flashing lights, missing stories and hot air balloons.

Suitable for relaxed performances, Auslan interpreted performances, and audio description. 

Target Audiences: children and families, CALD, storytellers, and schools.

Available Resources: Marketing kit and collateral, detailed technical specification guides, creative learning resource, and foyer activation kit.


Nick Maclaine
Amanda McGregor
Jo Morris
Igor Sas
St John Cowcher (WA Season)


Dan Giovannoni


Luke Kerridge


Jonathon Oxlade


Chris Donnelly


Ian Moorhead


Matt Edgerton

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