12 November – 2 December 2013 www.suitcase1938.org
Seventy-five years on from the first arrival of the Kindertransport in Britain, the concourses and platforms of stations across the country will burst into life with Suitcase, an original mix of site-specific promenade theatre and music which marks those arrivals. Kitty is delighted to be joining the company to create this story from the accounts of those who were there.
Join us as we take you on a journey through one of ten stations across Britain where you will stumble across scenes played out by bewildered refugee children, the waiting foster parents, Kindertransport organisers and bemused bystanders – as commuters hurrying to catch their trains are hijacked by history. A unique synthesis of memory and history, performance and place, Suitcase is the place where the past and present collide.
There will be three performances at each station: 10.30, 13.00 and 19.30 EXCEPT at Sheffield where the afternoon performance will be at 15.00.
12th November Glasgow Central
14th November Hull Paragon Interchange
16th November Sheffield
19th November Leeds Central
21st November Manchester Piccadilly
22nd November Liverpool Lime Street
25th November Bristol Temple Meads
27th November Southampton Central
29th November Harwich International
1st December Liverpool Street Station Crowdfunders Gala Performance
2nd December Liverpool Street, London
Places for each performance are extremely limited and must be booked in advance through Eventbrite.
Booking opens on 7th October 2013. Before then you can register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will remind you.
Tickets are free but we would very much appreciate a donation to ensure that Suitcase can be taken to the widest possible audience. Click here to donate.