Boy with a Suitcase


directed by Stratis Panourios


"Boy with a Suitcase" is a theatrical play by Mike Kenny aspiring to raise our awareness of the major refugee problem and the issue of forced and violent migration.


Boy with a Suitcase is the story of a 12-year-old war refugee, who undertakes a long and dangerous journey to find asylum in Ireland. He carries with him only a small suitcase and a treasure of stories from his childhood.

Like his hero, Sinbad the Sailor, who undertook many perilous voyages in search of his fortune, Naz must travel half-way around the world to reach the safety of his brother in Dublin. Naz teams up with Krysia, a young girl in similar circumstances, who helps him dodge soldiers and find safe passage over mountains, across seas and through the mire of a city slum. With the help of Krysia and his stories, Naz finds his way to Dublin and his brother. But is it the ‘heaven on earth’ that he expects….?

Cast & Crew

Director: Stratis Panourios

Translation: Xenia Kalogeropoulou

Set-Costume Designer: Maria Vasilaki

Assistant of Director: Petra Mavridi

Actors: Giorgos Markou, Tilemachos Tsolis, Antriana Chalkidi

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