WIN! We’re giving away tickets to ‘There’s a Sea in My Bedroom’, a family-friendly production based on the beloved children’s book

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WIN! We’re giving away tickets to ‘There’s a Sea in My Bedroom’, a family-friendly production based on the beloved children’s book

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Based on the book by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Jane Tanner, 'There's a Sea in My Bedroom' is an immersive and theatrical introduction to live classical music.

Weaving together captivating storytelling with an exquisite score performed by musicians from the Australian Chamber Orchestra, There’s a Sea in My Bedroom arrives at the Geelong Arts Centre on Tuesday, August 23 and Wednesday, August 24 as part of the Geelong Art Centre’s Family Magic program, promising children an immersive introduction to live classical music and capturing the magic of a fantasy world.

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Based on the beloved children’s book by award-winning author Margaret Wild and illustrated by Jane Tanner, There’s a Sea in my Bedroom is an Australian Chamber Orchestra production, adapted for the stage by Tim McGarry with original music by Paul Stanhope.

Sure to ignite a lifelong love of music and the performing arts for young audiences, the performance follows the classic 1984 story, where 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.’”

With the help of a conch shell and his imagination, this inspiring production tell the story of a little boy who overcomes his fear of the sea and learns to enjoy it.

Returning to the stage following a sell-out Sydney Opera House premiere season in 2019, this exquisite performance weaves together captivating storytelling with a specially commissioned score from Australian composer Paul Stanhope, performed live by a string quintet of ACO musicians.

The show runs for 30 minutes and is recommended for ages 2-8 years old (alongside accompanying adults).

Whether it’s your child first show or your family are no strangers to the stage, this adaption is a beautifully reimagined story that promises to bring moments of joy, sadness, fear, magic, and laughter.

To celebrate the show’s arrival in the Geelong region, we’re giving a family of lucky Forte readers the chance to win a family pass (four tickets) to the show on Wednesday, August 24 at 10am. To be in the running, all you have to do is enter your name and email address.

The competition closes Sunday, August 21 at 6pm and winners will be notified by email. By entering, you agree to receive marketing collateral from Forte and competition partners. For more info, check out our privacy policy.

Find out more information on the show here