There’s a Sea in my Bedroom

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 04 August - 06 August 2022
Category Live Event

Riverside Theatres presents
An Australian Chamber Orchestra production
Based on the book by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Jane Tanner
Adapted for the stage by Tim McGarry with original music by Paul Stanhope

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, There’s a Sea in My Bedroom is an immersive and 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 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.

Riverside Theatres and the Australian Chamber Orchestra are proud to present this beautifully reimagined story that promises to bring moments of joy, sadness, fear, magic, and laughter.

Suitable for ages 2 – 8 and their families

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Writer & Director – Tim McGarry
Composer – Paul Stanhope
Original Production Design – Kelsey Lee
Original Sound Design – Daniel Blinkhorn

Cast – TBC

(Pre-school – Stage 1)

Curriculum Links and Resources
Download the Curriculum Links here: There’s a Sea in My Bedroom Curriculum Links
Download the Teaching Resource here: There’s a Sea in My Bedroom Teaching Resource

Schools Bookings
1 teacher free for every 20 students booked.
For further information and to book please contact our Education Booking Coordinator on 02 8839 3308 or email, or fill in our Schools Bookings Form here.

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Information about Access at Riverside

Access Points

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This production has a strong music focus.

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The text or dialogue used in this production is limited or simple.

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Dates and Times:

Thursday 4 August 2022 at 10:30am
Thursday 4 August 2022 at 12pm
Friday 5 August 2022 at 10:30am – Relaxed Performance
Friday 5 August 2022 at 12pm

Saturday 6 August 2022 at 10:30am


 relaxed performance logo Relaxed Performance
Friday 5 August 2022 at 10:30am


30 minutes + 15 min post-show interaction

Ticket Prices

Full Price
Concession $24
Child 15&U $22
Full Price
Concession $29
Child 15&U $26
Family of 4
Groups 8+ $27

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