The Case of the Curious Suitcase

At a small rural train station three people arrive separately on the platform. They are waiting for the next train and strangely, they all have the same suitcase…

Potty old porters, waitresses serving the world’s worst sandwiches and the never ending lost and found department are only the start of the adventure.

As time tick-tocks onwards, the old Tannoy announces the train is delayed, and the accidental companions experience increasingly unusual events. Where is the train? Will it arrive? Who knows what might happen next?

As suitcases get muddled, we find ourselves immersed in a quest to discover more about who the three passengers might be and what they are up to. The Case of the Curious Suitcase is a show bursting with fun and visual fantasy, waiting for a train will never be the same!

Suitable for:  5-11 year olds and their families
Running time: approx. 60mins (no interval)
Ideal for: arts centres, theatres, schools and community settings.

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Accompanying workshop for KS1 – This workshop will take a group of children on an adventure as they board a train and go on a whistle-stop tour around the world! It will include role-play, problem solving, dance and music – introducing them to different cultures and music, Working together as a group will be tremendous fun!

Accompanying workshop for KS2 – Using techniques that inspired the show’s creation, we will explore a number of theatre skills that may include devising, puppetry, mask work and physical theatre.

Audience responses…

“Had a fab time. Great show”

“Your show was awesome!”

“A beautiful show, Rhubarb Theatre become more and more inventive”

“My children were totally riveted throughout”

“We do hope they come back soon.”

“We can’t wait for the next workshop”
– Primary School Participant