How To Catch A Star

How to Catch a Star


Sun 2 Jun 2024 - Mon 3 Jun 2024


Sunday 3.00 pm (relaxed performance)
Monday 10.00 am
Monday 11.30 am


30mins + meet the musicians Q&A


The 3pm performance will be Auslan interpreted

Bunjil Place presents
An Australian Chamber Orchestra production
How to Catch a Star
Based on the book by Oliver Jeffers 
Adapted for the stage by Sandra Eldridge with original music by Elena Kats-Chernin 

Once there was a boy and the boy loved stars very much.
Every night he watched the stars from his window and wished he had one of his own.
One day, he decided he would try to catch a star… but first he had to think of a plan…

Based on the book by international best-selling author Oliver Jeffers, How to Catch a Star is brand new Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) Families production which will take you on a journey from awe and wonder, through perseverance to triumph.

In a stunning adaptation by Sandra Eldridge, Jeffers’ magical tale about reaching for dreams will be brought to life on stage through storytelling and exquisite new music by Elena Kats-Chernin performed by an ACO string quartet. This enchanting performance will leave audiences of all ages filled with hope and optimism.

“The music was fabulous, the set was perfect, the script was terrific and the actor was marvellous. I couldn't speak more highly of the whole experience”. (ACO Audience Member)

“I think it’s something we can all identify with: It’s about a boy looking for a friend. There’s a sense of wonder, of trying to achieve something big”. (Elena Kats-Chernin)

“The wonder of the book is captured through the finely composed art of the music, an exceptional ACO string quartet, movement, dialogue, and simple puppetry by a multi-talented performer portraying the boy. This is a joyous piece of theatre for all the family, but especially those who still every night wish upon a star”. (Sandra Eldridge)

Ages recommended: 3-8 years | K to year 2 for schools 

Download How To Catch A Star Education Kit

The 3pm performance will be AUSLAN interpreted 

How To Catch A Star Book Cover


Relaxed Performance
This is a Relaxed Performance. Relaxed Performances are for audiences who prefer a more relaxed environment. Designed to welcome audience members with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or those with a widened sensory experience. Lights and sounds may be adjusted, and the doors will remain open at all times. There is a dedicated Quiet Space available. 


This event will be Auslan interpreted




Sunday 2 June 2024
Monday 3 June 2024
Monday 3 June 2024

3.00 pm
10.00 am
11.30 am


All tickets: $16.00

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