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Available to book from October 2014:


About the Show The Case of the Curious Suitcase At a small rural train station three people arrive separately on the platform. They are waiting for the next train and strangely, they all have the same suitcase… After their soaring success with touring show The Flying Flapper, the amazing and imaginative Rhubarb Theatre present a treat for everyone aged 5 and up. Potty old porters, waitresses serving the world’s worst sandwiches and the never ending lost and found department are only the start of the adventure. As time tick-tocks onwards the old tannoy announces the train is delayed and the accidental companions experience increasingly unusual events. Where is the train? Will it arrive? Who knows what might happen next? As suitcases get muddled, we find ourselves immersed in a quest to discover more about who the three passengers might be and what they are up to. The Case of the Curious Suitcase is a show bursting with fun and visual fantasy, waiting for a train will never be the same!

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The show brings out themes of travel, moving on, making friends and exploring new environments. The show uses fantastically creative storytelling techniques and will be a perfect inspiration for creative writing. The show is suitable for children from 5yrs upwards. The show is an imaginative story, full of inventiveness, humour, masks, puppetry, songs and music, ideal for encouraging children to use their own imaginations. There is an after-show chat with the actors so children can ask how & why questions. The show can be accompanied by a linking workshop for KS1 or KS2.

The show is devised and performed by the Rhubarb Theatre team who are specialists in fantastic, creative and original theatre for children and their families. All our shows and workshops are totally inclusive - no-one is excluded.

For bookings, quotes and further info - contact Kirsty on Tel: 01400 275133 | Mob: 07966 549738 |

Our workshops Accompanying workshop for KS1 - This workshop will take a group of children on an adventure where they board a train and go on a whistle-stop tour around the world. It will include role-play, problem solving, dance and music. Tapping into their imaginations, it will introduce them to different cultures and music, make them work together as a group and will be tremendous fun! Accompanying workshop for KS2 - Using techniques that inspired the show’s creation, we will explore a number of theatre skills that may include devising, puppetry, mask work and physical theatre. This workshop will give the school a new approach to performance, Rhubarb Theatre are a very visual and practical company - by removing a script, we often find that it allows children to become more playful and expressive.

Prices You can book The Case of the Curious Suitcase for your school or venue for only £350 (+travel & VAT). N.B. travel is calculated at 35p per mile, to / from the Rhubarb office: LN5 0PF To book your show now and to discuss any special requirements you might have, please contact Philip or Kirsty on: 01400 275133 or email

Responses from previous bookers: “What an amazing performance by very talented people, your imagination and invention is second to none.”

“A fantastic morning for all ages. Thank you!

“Had a fab time. Great show”

“Your show was awesome!”

“A beautiful show, Rhubarb Theatre become more and more inventive”

“My children were totally riveted throughout”

“We do hope they come back soon.” -

“We can’t wait for the next workshop” - Primary School Participant

For bookings, quotes and further info - contact Kirsty on Tel: 01400 275133 | Mob: 07966 549738 |

About Rhubarb Theatre Rhubarb Theatre delivers creative, original and theatrical experiences to entertain and stimulate imaginations of every age.

Started in November 2000 by professional actors Philip and Kirsty Mead, Rhubarb Theatre tours internationally with a diverse programme of performances, street theatre, storytelling and workshops. Rhubarb always delight with their exciting and original adventures and have entertained audiences of all ages in schools, theatres, heritage sites, festivals and arts centres. They have toured to hundreds of venues across the UK and beyond, taken premieres to the nationally acclaimed SPARK Children's Festival and Sydney Contemporary Art Gallery and in 2013 wowed the crowds at Glastonbury Festival.

Also available for 2014/15: Interactive Storytelling Check out our website or head to our Workshops for Under-5s page to see what is on offer. We tell a variety of well-loved stories using music, movement, role-play, making and lots of interactive fun. Rhubarb Theatre can also tailor-make stories to suit your specific needs or group themes.

Horrible History Walks and Performances Rhubarb Theatre like to research the area in which we’ll be working to create a bespoke walk/experience that exactly suits your themes and needs. We consult historians and experts to gain factual background information and then give those facts a bit of a ‘Horrible History’ twist, to highlight the ghastly and disgusting in a way that exactly suits younger historian’s tastes! Indoors and outdoors, any duration – just let us know what you need.

For bookings, quotes and further info - contact Kirsty on Tel: 01400 275133 | Mob: 07966 549738 |

Rhubarb Theatre - New Show - The Case of the Curious Suitcase - touring from October 2014  

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