Booking Now: The Suitcase – alumni reception and discounted tickets

The Suitcase 

Thursday 7th September, 7pm

“A funny, passionate love story about the search for a better life, and taking desperate chances to try and find it. It’s a physical performance, accompanied by a live music score.” Danielle, Box Office Manager, Hull Truck Theatre

We are delighted to offer special discounted tickets to our alumni for the forthcoming production of The Suitcase at Hull Truck on 7 September 2017

Alumni will receive a glass of wine or a soft drink upon arrival with tickets priced at £15pp. To book contact Jeni Weatherill in the Alumni Office on 01482 465 516 or book online here


It’s 1950s South Africa. A young newly married couple leave their rural village and disapproving family, for the city of Durban. Their goal to return home, rich and free.
But, alienated in the city, unemployed and poor, Timi starts to lose his moral compass. Desperate to provide for his pregnant wife he steals a suitcase left on a bus not knowing what might be inside; an act which brings frightening consequences, dramatic twists and unexpected turns.

Based on a true story, The Suitcase, has been nominated in the New Director category in the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards for The Rosalie van der Gucht Prize. Director James Ngcobo saw enormous theatrical potential in this poignant and emotive story and so adapted it for stage. The production – evocative, visual and moving – encompasses African storytelling and lyrical music at its very best.

E`skia Mphahlele is among South Africa’s, greatest writers, thinkers and critics. Respected worldwide as a literary luminary, he has published many short stories, essays and novels dealing with issues of race and South Africa’s changing society.
Hugh Masekela, legendary South African musician, has written the perfect soundtrack to this powerful piece.

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