★★★★1/2 Superb family theatre – a stylish, big-hearted and vibrant adaptation of a much-loved children's book.
The spirits you carry, they carry you too.
Twelve-year-old Celeste arrives in China to scatter Mother’s ashes, but in no time flat is thrust into a world of magic and adventure. Celeste’s grandmother has carried on the family tradition of ghost catching, and it turns out Celeste has a knack for the hairraising pursuit too.
This world premiere stage version of A Ghost in My Suitcase is adapted from Gabrielle Wang’s thrilling book of the same name, winner of the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Children’s Novel.
From contemporary Australia to cosmopolitan Shanghai to the misty byways of rural China, the tale takes place in the overlap of cultures and histories both big and small.
THE WHEELER CENTRE
FRI 05 OCT 11AM
Join A Ghost in My Suitcase author Gabrielle Wang for a chat about themes of identity and the paranormal, followed by a writing workshop for young people.
Suitable for ages 8+.
Children’s theatre at its best.
- Gabrielle Wang
- Vanessa Bates
- Ching Ching Ho
- Matt Edgerton
- Set and Costume Designer
- Zoë Atkinson
- Lighting Designer
- Matthew Marshall
- Composer and Sound Designer
- Rachael Dease
- Alice Keohavong, Amanda Ma, Yilin Kong, Frieda Lee, Imanuel Dado
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., commissioned by Sydney Festival, Perth Festival and Melbourne International Arts Festival.