The Lost Lending Library
Immersive Learning Incursion - Current
The Lost Lending Library is a literacy project for school , created by Punchdrunk, and produced in Australia by Imaginary Theatre.
At 314 floors high and with 72 spiral side departments, The Lost Lending Library is the largest collection of books in the world. The Library leaps from place to place, arriving where it knows it can find the most precious books of all time: new stories written by young apprentices.
A freelance librarian arrives at a primary school to ask children what their favourite books are and imagine what their dream libraries might look like. A shared love of stories, an intriguing book about a magical library and the discovery of a strange locked book leads to the mysterious arrival of The Lost Lending Library.
Creators: Peter Higgin, Frances Moulds & Matthew Odell
Director: Peter Higgin
Designers: Livi Vaughan, Kate Rigby & James Boult
Sound and Graphic Designer: Stephen Dobbie
Producer: Alex Rowse
Imaginary Theatre Team:
Producer: Fiona MacDonald
Design Assistant: Jennifer Bismire, Aimee Pouzet
Associate Producer: Brodie Shelley
Cast: Giema Contini, Merlynn Tong, Lucas Stibbard,
Caitlin Strongarm, Amanda Haworth, Maja Liwszyc.
The Lost Lending Library Australia is co-produced by Punchdrunk and Imaginary Theatre
and was originally produced for Festival 2018 with the support of Circa.
Punchdrunk is supported in the UK by Arts Council England.
Available in Schools