A Roo In My Suitcase toured the UK with Half Moon Presents between 2011 and 2015, performing to thousands of children, and culminating in a season at V&A Museum of Childhood in November 2015. The show was the first in Rosemary Harris's Suitcase Trilogy of spoken word shows for family audiences, developed with Apples and Snakes and Half Moon, supported by Arts Council England.
'When Rosie arrives in the UK from Down Under, she feels all alone and down in the dumps especially as it is so cold and rainy.But when she opens her suitcase to find her favourite notebook to write about her journey, she discovers that there is more than she bargained for in her old battered suitcase. It is full of stowaways!
One by one, a friendly collection of Australian animals make her feel at home. But will Rosie and her animal pals fit in? Can they make new friends, as they share amazing stories about wildlife, Aussie-style?'
Written and performed by Rosemary Harris, the production addressed issues of migration, diversity and acceptance for young audiences, and featured an exquisite selection of Australian animals designed and made by Catherine Grimaldi.