TrestleTheatre / Videos

The Man with the Luggage - Promotional Trailer

Toured 21 September - 10 December 2011

'Highly theatrical in the presentation the collaborators have also pulled off the tough trick of making it poignant, slightly scary but also funny' - The Stage

A man strives to return home, in search of his past, hopeful of his future, and longing for those he left behind. As his journey unfolds, he finds his path repeatedly blocked and his identity endlessly questioned. His luggage and his status are lost as borders are crossed, languages confused, and modes of travel conspire to thwart him. Will he ever reach his destination? ...will his luggage? ...and will his identity arrive with him?

Informed by contemporary stories of migration and repatriation, The Man with the Luggage explores our relationship with home, with nationality, and with authority. It also delves into our dependence on travel and the multitude of obstacles that await us on our journeys through stations, through ports, and through life.

Trestle Unmasked use an agile mix of text, movement, music, and projection, to tell a dashing and deeply moving story where notions of time, space, and memories merge to create a dreamscape of great insight, passion, and humour. It illuminates the struggles that face many of today’s displaced people, and speaks to everyone who has ever been stranded in a foreign land.

**** 'This production suggests the virtue as well as the necessity of travelling light'. -

**** 'This is a slick, interesting and moving production that entertains the audience as well as exploring the destruction of war.' -

For more information visit

Video Location

Trestle Arts Base

Russet Drive
St Albans

Telephone: 01727 850 950

Video Details