Based on the book by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Jane Tanner
David is frightened of the sea. He does not like it at all, not one bit. But one day he finds a conch shell at the beach and takes it home – and he hears the sea trapped inside.
“Come out, sea, come out,” he says softly. “I won’t hurt you.”
Based on the beloved children’s book by award-winning author Margaret Wild and adapted for the stage by Tim McGarry, There’s a Sea in My Bedroom is a memorable theatrical introduction to live classical music, capturing the magic of a child’s fantasy world.
Returning to the stage following a sell-out Sydney Opera House season in 2019, this exquisite performance weaves together the story of the much-loved children's book with a specially commissioned score from Australian composer Paul Stanhope, performed live by a string quintet of ACO musicians.
We are proud to present this beautifully reimagined story which promises to bring moments of joy, sadness, magic, and laughter.
Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra