Ghost Jam!

Ghost Jam! is a hilarious take on classic Japanese ghost stories, offering 60 minutes of interactive, unpredictable fun for kids and adults alike.

Performed at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre Theatre on Friday 4 May, 11 am, Ghost Jam! will tingle spines and tickle funny-bones with games, giggles and ghoulish good times!

Acclaimed kids’ comedian Sean Murphy has joined forces with musical sensation Sophie Unsen, for their latest show based on the real-life 19th-Century storyteller, Lafcadio Hearn, and his iconic anthology of traditional Japanese folk tales, Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. The duo’s comedic homage to Hearn and his tales, Ghost Jam! invites young audiences to join the bumbling, crotchety Lafcadio (Murphy) and the mischievous, musical fox, Kitsune (Unsen), in an adventurous romp through some of the most beloved stories from Japan’s rich history – from ghosts seeking revenge after a tsunami, to a ghoulish urban legend that serves as a side-splitting reminder why you should always replace the toilet paper! These stories are masterfully brought to life by Murphy and Unsen through a magical blend of language, sounds, music, costumes and barrels of laughter.

Sean and Sophie will also take Ghost Jam! to the West Coast community, with a special performance for Rosebery District School and Zeehan Primary School students. This performance is supported by MMG through the artsUNEARTHED Program.

The artsUNEARTHED program provides access to quality arts experiences for the community through audience development activities, workshops and opportunities to exhibit and perform. Council thanks MMG for their ongoing support of arts in our community.

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Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728