The Art House presents

There’s a Sea in My Bedroom

2 Aug - 3 Aug 2022 Showing at The Art House Studio

Info Cast & Creatives Reviews


The Art House presents

An Australian Chamber Orchestra production

There’s a Sea in My Bedroom

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.

The Art House 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.

Cast & Creatives

Writer & Director: Tim McGarry

Composer: Paul Stanhope

Original Production Design: Kelsey Lee

Original Sound Design: Daniel Blinkhorn

Illustration ©Julie Vivas

Cast TBC


“A magical first experience of theatre for one small boy.” (Audience quote)

“The music was glorious. The chosen story was wonderful. It was so immersive.” (Audience quote)

“Hats off to the ACO for programming such a quality inspiring experience for young Australians!” (Tim McGarry, Writer and Director)


The Art House Studio


Tue 02 Aug 2022 - 10AM

Tue 02 Aug 2022 - 11:30AM

Wed 03 Aug 2022 - 10AM

Wed 03 Aug 2022 - 11:30AM

Important Information

Duration: 28 minutes + post-show interaction of 15 minutes
Recommended for ages 2-8 years


Adult: $20
Child: $15
Family (2A,2C or 1A,3C): $56
School Groups: $12

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