When you lose something, you gain something else
A new contemporary fairy-tale, HOUSE is a mad-cap adventure story of loneliness, belonging and flying houses. Featuring a cast of memorable characters and a living breathing house, this fun-filled escapade will set imaginations soaring.
Cathelijn is completely and undeniably alone – with no friends, no family and no-one to turn to. All by herself and in the centre of a dark forest, she tries to be strong, like a Viking… and that’s when she sees it – the house. A higgledy-piggledy mess of a place as tall as the trees.
Inside the house she finds Piotr, a small boy who never stops talking and Elka, a grey-haired explorer who insists they keep the curtains closed tight. When they suddenly launch into the air and set off across the sky, Cathelijn learns that this is no ordinary house – it’s a Rescue House and it rescues the Loneliest Child in the World.
So begins an extraordinary adventure which takes Cathelijn across the world and deep inside herself, on a journey of self-realisation and self-determination.
HOUSE is an aesthetically rich new work from some of Australia’s finest theatre-makers.
This Barking Gecko production is full of humour and physicality, offering younger audiences an exceptional introduction to theatre, and secondary Drama and English students an exquisitely crafted new Australian work, performed by an extraordinary ensemble cast.
The original production of HOUSE was a Barking Gecko Theatre and Perth Festival co-production.
Cast & Team
Story By Dan Giovannoni & Luke Kerridge
Director Luke Kerridge
Director Dan Giovannoni
Set & Set and Costume Designer Charlotte Lane
Composer & Composer and Sound Designer Rachael Dease
Lighting Designer Richard Vabre
Contraption Consultant Philip Millar
Production Manager Michael Maclean
Stage Manager Georgia Landre-Ord
Assistant Stage Manager Madeleine Young
Dramaturg Jennifer Medway
Cast Chanella Macri, Nicola Bartlett & Isaac Diamond
Post Show Q & A
Stay on after the show to put your burning questions to the cast in a 15 minute Q & A session.