The Secret Life of Suitcases

Monkey Baa Theatre Company
Lewis Hetherington
Lewis Hetherington and Ailie Cohen
28 September - 02 October
11am, 1pm

Monkey Baa Theatre Company presents Ailie Cohen’s
The Secret Life of Suitcases

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 in ‘The Secret Life of Suitcases’ as his world gets turned
upside down by a fantastical flying suitcase taking him further than
he ever thought possible. Follow Larry’s journey in this funny and enchanting new collaboration nominated for a Critics’ Award for Theatre in Scotland with renowned Scottish puppeteer Ailie Cohen.

Recommended for ages 4+
Duration 45mins

Performance Times
Monday 28 September – 11am and 1pm
Tuesday 29 September – 11am and 1pm
Wednesday 30 September – 11am and 1pm
Thursday 1 October – 11am and 1pm
Friday 2 October – 11am and 1pm

All Tickets $25.00 plus discounted family rates

Vacation & Out of School Care Groups please use the booking form available
The Secret Life of Suitcases Booking form – CLICK HERE

Lewis Hetherington and Ailie Cohen
Lewis Hetherington
Ailie Cohen
Devised with
Rick Conte
Niroshini Thambar
Andrew Gannon
Ailie Cohen
Samuel Watson



“This is a lovely, different, entertaining piece of very well executed theatre that has appeal across generations. As Larry himself might say: “D … for Delightful.”

Stage Whispers For full review click here


“The Secret Life of Suitcases is delightful  – please go see it with your kids – young or old”

Arts Rocket For full review click here


“It was wonderful to sit in the audience to hear parents and children (of all ages) laugh, gasp and ‘get’ what was going on –  every element of the production worked.”

Arts Rocket For full review click here


“For kids The Secret Life of Suitcases is pure entertainment with beautiful set design, wonderful music and funny characters. For parents it’s a meditation on our lives that are so full with work and responsibility that we’re in danger of missing out on the simple things.”

Babyology For full review click here



“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
and invention is a constant stream of delightfully quirky

The Herald

“An absorbing transformative journey.”
The Stage

“This serene and beautiful creation…is a gentle
philosophical piece of children’s theatre with a message
for all ages.”

Edinburgh Guide

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  6. Kylie said

    Such a beautiful production. My eight year old son said halfway through, “This is so smart. All from boxes.” And he was right. Delightful and lovely and funny – big laughs funny.
    Thank you.

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