Secret Life

of Suitcases

App & Activities




Show Information

‘The Secret Life of Suitcases’ is the first ever co-production between one of Scotland’s leading puppetry companies and the UK’s leading theatre for young audiences. The production will premiere in March 2014 with a two month Scottish tour followed by a run this Autumn at the Unicorn itself.


The Secret Life of Suitcases is an immersive puppet show created by some of Scotland's best theatre artists. It will be a playful, huge hearted piece for small people with giant imagination that celebrates an analog, handcrafted aesthetic in a digital world.


A mobile app will be launched in the Summer of 2014 to accompany the production, and available for download onto smart phones and tablets. It will be designed to allow users to creatively and playfully explore the world of the show before or after they see it.


The production can tour to a range of spaces and venues with ease. It is supported by Creative Scotland and Platform.

Touring Specification

Age range:



Running time:

45 minutes


Maximum audience capacity:

120 people



Please contact:



Please see the App & Activities section for puppet making instructions. Other workshops and outreach opportunities are available, please contact:

Number on the road: 2


Production tours in a Citroen Berlingo size van.


Minimum performance area:

4.5m x 4.5m


Light and sound requirements and plans will be available on this site from late February 2014.

Get in:

90 minutes unless no pre rig, in which case 2 hours


Get out:

1 hour, unless we have brought our own sound and light (this is possible if required)



Press Photos

To download full resolution images of the thumbnails below, please click on the the image. These should open in a new window, which you can save to you computer.

Downloadable Specification & show information

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