A Roo in My Suitcase (2013-2015)

White Horse Road
20 Oct 2013 - 28 Nov 2015
Age range: 3-7

When Rosie arrives in the UK from Down Under, she feels all alone and down in the dumps especially as it is so cold and rainy. But when she opens her suitcase to find her favourite notebook to write about her journey, she discovers that there is more than she bargained for in her old battered suitcase. It is full of stowaways! One by one, a friendly collection of Australian animals leap into Rosie’s arms and snuggle up close to make her feel at home: a bouncy kangaroo, a cuddly koala, a giggling kookaburra.  But will Rosie and her animal pals fit in? Can they make new friends, as they share amazing stories about wildlife, Aussie-style?

Roo in my Suitcase was a show celebrating newness, difference, and friendship, through poetry, songs and plenty of joining in!

Written and performed by Rosemary Harris, the production featured an exquisite selection of Australian animals designed and made by Catherine Grimaldi.

Roo in my Suitcase was the first work in the Suitcase Trilogy of spoken word performances about migration for young audiences, developed by Papertale in association with Half Moon Theatre and toured nationally as part of Half Moon Presents.

You can access the script of this play via the British Library’s MPS Modern Playscripts Collection.

Production Shots

Cast List

Creative Team



Related productions

One Way Ticket (2014-2015)

Read More
Map of Me flyer front with no overprinting space

Map of Me (2015-2016)

Read More
Boys Don't promotional image

Boys Don't (2017 - 2018)

Read More