And it’s back! More than 120 shows across continents and countries, leaving children and adults in laughter and tears, though umpteen standing ovations. Ranga Shankara, Bangalore and Schauburg, Munich are delighted to bring you Boy with a Suitcase! A transcultural cast of actors and musicians who will blow your mind. An original, live score that will have you on your feet. Come watch this allegorical play about the meaning of migration, the meaning of home!
Boy with a Suitcase is the story of the 12-year-old Naz, who undertakes a long and dangerous journey to be with his sister in London. He carries with him only a small suitcase and a treasure of stories from his childhood.
Like his hero, Sinbad the Sailor, who went on many dangerous voyages in search of his fortune, Naz must travel half-way around the world to reach his sister in London. On the road, Naz meets Krysia, a young girl in similar circumstances, who helps him find safe passage over mountains, across seas and through the dangers of a city slum. With the help of Krysia and his stories, Naz finds his way to London and his sister. But is it the ‘heaven on earth’ that he expects?
A gripping narrative of adventure and stories, Naz’s journey also throws a spotlight on the real dangers faced by children who have to migrate alone today. One would imagine there’s not much room for laughter in this production but writer Mike Kenny has elevated this story with humour and spirit.