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The Suitcase


  • Playwright

    Jane Coyle 

  • Notes

    The Suitcase won the Belfast Telegraph Audience Award at the 2015 Belfast International Arts Festival

  • Synopsis

    In Vienna, a young Jewish dancer dreams of her future. In Belfast, an elderly man revisits his painful past. A bereaved mother and daughter unearth a suppressed family history, long hidden in their Belfast home.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

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  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    12 October 2015

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Spring Lane and Chatterbox Productions as part of Belfast International Arts Festival.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at Belfast Synagogue.

Original Cast  
Sofie Moriarty Mary Moulds
Galina Moriarty Rosie Barry
Galina Stein Hannah Coyle
Leo Edelmann Seán O'Hare
Production Team  
Director Eilise McNicholas
Producer Ciara McCafferty
Sound Designer Rachel Cullen
Choreographer Mags Byrne
Stage Manager Megan Magill
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The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme.