Boy with a Suitcase


The multi-award winning British playwright Mike Kenny touched upon a highly topical issue. The performance directed by Michalis Sionas aimed to raise young spectators’ awareness regarding the big refugee issue and the issue of forced migration.

Little Naz lives in a Middle Eastern country. War breaks out and his family is forced to flee. However, there isn’t enough money for everyone to leave and Naz’s parents send him to his brother to London alone. Naz imagines that he is Sinbad the Sailor crossing deserts, mountains and seas with Krysia as his only source of company. Krysia is a girl, who is also going to London. In his suitcase, Naz carried with him the stories that his father would tell him.

For the first time a performance for young spectators formed part of the Macedonia-Thrace Unit: The production was staged in Northern Greece’s cities and villages.


Boy with a Suitcase

Το αγόρι με τη βαλίτσα

By Mike Kenny

Translation | Xenia Kalogeropoulou

Director | Mihalis Sionas

Set Designer | Katerina Papageorgiou

Costume Designer | Katerina Papageorgiou

Music | Dimitris Tassoudis

Light Designer | Mihalis Sionas

Choreographer | Edgen Lame


Lila Vlachopoulou – Chrisia

Maria Karamitri – Mother/ Driver/Shepherd/Old woman/Sailor

Dimitris Kartokis – Father/Man/Sailor/Old man

Aggelos Nerantzis – Naz

Timoleon Papadopoulos – Smuggler/Soldier/Merchant/Brother/Sailor

Opened on 28 January 2016

in Florina, Greece

A production by the National Theatre of Northern Greece, Thessaloniki.

The Macedonia - Thrace Unit is an old traditional institution of the NTNG since its inauguration. It is a unit of actors touring through Macedonia and Thrace – in towns and villages – presenting performances to the audience who are far away from the centre and have no opportunity to see theatre.

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Performance for young spectators

Mike Kenny | Mihalis Sionas

28 janvier - 31 juillet, 2016

various venues in Northern Greece
National Theatre of Northern Greece
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