The Suitcase tours to Lancaster

David Upton

A show telling a story never more relevant to our time, with live music composed by the legendary Hugh Masekela, visits The Dukes in Lancaster this month.

Fresh from its première in Hull’s City of Culture, The Suitcase arrives from September 27 to 29, marking the return to the UK, after five years, of the internationally renowned Theatre of the Struggle: The Market Theatre, Johannesburg.

Based on a true story, The Suitcase explores issues of identity, migration, exile and celebration of the human spirit. It features a live score composed by the Grammy Award-winning South African musician Hugh Maskela.

The Suitcase is set in 1950s South Africa and follows a newly married couple who leave their rural village for Durban hoping to return home rich and free.