• Perth Works
Barking Gecko Theatre Company

A Ghost in My Suitcase

An award-winning novel goes from the page to the stage.


An award-winning novel goes from the page to the stage.

In 2016, Barking Gecko Theatre Company began the fascinating process of crafting a stage adaptation of Gabrielle Wang’s novel A Ghost in My Suitcase. From the earliest stages, designer Zoe Atkinson has been involved, as the team has grappled with the challenge of transmuting Wang’s incredible words into a thrilling theatrical event. Atkinson will be joining Wang and Barking Gecko Artistic Director Matt Edgerton in this Perth Works session to discuss the journey so far.

The novel A Ghost in My Suitcase presents rich material for adaptation, with three incredible female characters at its heart. The story follows twelve-year-old Celeste, an Australian girl with Chinese and French heritage. She is visiting China for the first time to scatter her mother’s ashes, but from the moment she arrives she is thrust into a terrifying world of ghost hunting. To survive she must discover who she truly is.

Barking Gecko’s ambition has been to create a visually spectacular, impressionistic design to bring this supernatural thriller to life. The development process has taken the company to Wang’s home town of Melbourne, to various cities and towns throughout China and to rehearsal room experiments at Barking Gecko’s home in Perth.

The stage adaptation of A Ghost In My Suitcase is being lovingly crafted for humans eight years and over and their families.

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The detail



This event is free of charge




Seminar Room 1, Writers Week Hub


24 Feb 2018

Sat 24 Feb, 10am


Seminar Room 1, Writers Week Hub venue information



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