The spirits you carry, they carry you too.
Travel from contemporary Australia to cosmopolitan Shanghai and to the misty byways of rural China in the enchanting family mystery A Ghost in My Suitcase.
Twelve-year-old Celeste arrives in China to scatter her mother’s ashes, but in no time flat she’s thrust into a world of magic and myth. Her grandmother has carried on the family tradition of ghost hunting and Celeste finds she too has a knack for the hair-raising pursuit.
A Ghost in My Suitcase is a visually spectacular adaptation of Gabrielle Wang’s award-winning novel by Barking Gecko Theatre, featuring a female-led ensemble of Asian-Australian actors in a heart-warming adventure that will appeal across cultures and through generations.
"A Ghost In My Suitcase is superb family theatre – a stylish, big-hearted and vibrant adaptation of a much-loved children's book, delivered with all the vision and polish you'd expect from a major international arts festival."
"Based on the book (and illustrated novel) by Gabrielle Wang of the same name, this is a sophisticated and poetic rendition adapted by Vanessa Bates, ostensibly for children, but calibrated also for an adult sensibility."
Celeste Alice Keohavong
Por Por Amanda Ma
Ting Ting Yilin Kong
Female Ensemble Frieda Lee
Male Ensemble Imanuel Dado
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 Jessica Rogerson
Assistant Stage Manager Emily Stokoe
Sound Operator and Programmer Tim Collins
Stage Technician Shane Bowring
Set Construction The Black Swan Workshop
Additional Set Construction Plumb Arts Workshop
Costume Construction Sara Walker
Costume Assistant Nicole Marrington
Media Assistant Jake Bamford
Camera Assistant & Media Intern Georgia Ivers
Producer Helen Hristofski
Creative Learning Resources Libby Klysz