There’s a Sea in my Bedroom
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, adapted for the stage by Tim McGarry, 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.
This exquisite performance weaves together captivating storytelling with a specially commissioned score from Australian composer Paul Stanhope, performed live by an ACO string quintet.
We are proud to present this beautifully reimagined story which promises to bring moments of joy, sadness, fear, magic, and laughter.
Recommended for ages 2–8
Duration: 30 minutes
There's a Sea in my Bedroom last played at ACO Pier 2/3, and toured regionally, in 2022.