Barking Gecko Theatre / Australia

Western Australia’s locally cherished, nationally significant company that creates and tours world-class theatre for children and families. Barking Gecko inspires audiences of all ages to embrace a creative life full of curiosity, empathy and play. Current works include A Ghost in My Suitcase, My Robot, and Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories.

“Children’s theatre at its best.”-– Seesaw Magazine


The spirits you carry, they carry you too.

Twelve-year-old Celeste travels to China to fulfill the last wish of her Chinese mother. There her grandmother reveals a family secret and Celeste is thrust into the exciting world of ghost hunting. Faced with mysterious foes, Celeste must now learn to harness her gift if she is to save her family and friends.

Set in an ancient water town, this hair-raising adventure will transport you to a beautiful and thrilling world of history and culture where magical swords, talismans and tools open a gateway to the underworld.

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.

“★★★★1/2 Superb family theatre!”  The Age, Melbourne

Duration: 80 minutes, no interval. Ages: 8-plus and their families.


My Robot takes audiences of all ages on a rambunctious adventure filled with robot antics, laughter, daring rescues and bewildered parents, all told with the care and artistry synonymous with Barking Gecko’s award winning shows. Children will discover that we’re all just made from pieces, and that when we feel less than whole we can find – or make – a part that fits!

Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer, Directed by Matt Edgerton

“This is children’s theatre at its best – sentimental yet engaging and whimsical.” –Seesaw Magazine

Duration: 60 minutes. Ages: 4–10 and their families.