18 Sep - 12 Oct 2014 For ages 4+

An Ailie Cohen Puppet Maker / Unicorn production

The secret life of suitcases

Larry's got no time for fun, but that's all about to change...

  • By Lewis Hetherington and Ailie Cohen
  • Directed by Lewis Hetherington
  • Designed by Ailie Cohen
  • Devised with Rick Conte
  • Soundtrack by Niroshini Thambar
  • Lighting by Andrew Gannon

Larry's got no time for fun, but that's all about to change...

Larry works in an office and he likes it very much. He likes sorting and tidying and generally putting things in order. Everything in its place, a place for everything.

But one day, a suitcase suddenly appears at his door. A suitcase with a tiny label. A tiny label with Larry's name on it. And this suitcase has a mission...

Join Larry as his world gets turned upside down by a fantastical flying suitcase in this funny and enchanting new collaboration nominated for a Critics' Award for Theatre in Scotland, with renowned Scottish puppeteer, Ailie Cohen (Cloud Man, The Man Who Planted Trees).

More info

Secret Suitcases app

Access the app

Join Larry as he travels into space on a mission to uncover the secrets of the mysterious flying suitcases with this interactive app that's been created by children's app experts Hippotrix. The app is suitable for children from 5-years-old upwards and their families.

'...puppeteers Cohen and Jameson become both set and character in this bijou cosmic adventure'

The Stage

‘completely delightful’ ★★★★


'A charming, ingenious piece of puppet theatre infused with a spirit of adventure.’ ★★★★

The List

‘A fantastical life-changing journey... the sheer craft & invention is a constant stream of delightfully quirky surprises.’ ★★★★

The Herald

For schools (suitable for Years 1-3)

Basic ticket price 
£10 per pupil (1 teacher FREE per 10 tickets booked)

Early Bird Offer 
£7.50 per ticket if you book for two different shows before the end of July.

Multi-show offer 
£8.50 per ticket if you book for 2 different shows from August onwards.

To book, please contact our Box Office team on 020 7645 0560 or fill out a booking form and return it to schools@unicorntheatre.com.

Teacher CPD, Tue 9 Sep 10am - 4pm
Our free teacher training sessions offer inspiration and support for exploring our productions and using them as a stimulus across the curriculum, contact schools@unicorntheatre.com to book a place.

Download the Teacher Resource Pack
Our free, in-depth resource packs can be used in the classroom to deepen your pupils' engagement with the theatre experience. 

Find out more
You can find out more about our schools' programme here. To request a copy of our Primary Schools' brochure or to be added to our teacher mailing list, please contact schools@unicorntheatre.com.

Access performances

Relaxed Performance
Saturday 4 October 2014, 11.00
Wednesday 8 October 2014, 11.00

Up Club+, Sun 21 Sep 12-2pm

Build your very own 'fantastical flying suitcase' and take it on an adventure. £3 each (limited availability).
Contact Box Office on 020 7645 0560 to book.


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