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Nordic Puppet Ambassadors

Southbank Centre

Fri 27 - Sun 29 Jan
Bookable 15 min slots:
Fri 2-7.50pm
Sat 12-5.40pm
Sun 12-5.40pm
UK Premiere

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Tel: 0844 847 9910
15 mins / no interval (as if!)
Age Guidance: 14+
+ £1.75 transaction fee online
£2.75 transaction fee by phone
No transaction fee in person or
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Only One Suitcase Allowed is a fusion of object theatre and live installation for one spectator at a time. A peep-show in which visitors peer into secret, miniature worlds; a drama about people who embark on a voyage against their will, not knowing where or how it will end.

In the course of a fifteen-minute journey to an unknown destination, a safe and familiar environment suddenly turns hostile.

Step by step the world closes its doors and the female traveler is forced ever further from home. Her space in the world becomes smaller and smaller, until finally there is none left.

Only One Suitcase Allowed was inspired by the story of Anne Frank.

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"A skilfully and sensitively realised work of art"

Dnevnik, Ljubljana (Ljubljana Puppetry Festival)

"Dazzlingly deep, rich and moving’"

Lapin Kansa, Helsinki

Nordic Puppet Ambassadors


Director: Outi Sippola
Performer: Linda Lemmetty
Set design: Lemmetty & Sippola
This visit to London is supported by
Finnish Institute in London and
Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike)