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Based on ALMA-rewarded Shaun Tan's picture novel directed by the American stage artist Thaddeus Phillips.

After a cool boat ride, a man steps out into a strange city. Alone in a world where the language is incomprehensible and the social codes difficult to interpret. All he owns is the suitcase in his hand and the photograph in the jacket pocket, a card on the family he had to leave.

Tired, the man begins to move into the new environment. Slowly he learns to communicate, finds a job and makes friends, but the dream of returning home to the family is growing ever stronger.

This critically acclaimed success returns to Jönköping after a journey that has taken it all over Sweden and out in Europe.

Director: Thaddeus Phillips

Scenography: Lars Jansson

Music: Juan Gabriel Turbay

Actors: Christian Arin, Martyna Lisowska, Sam Rigi, Elvira Roos

Technique: Toril Hallquist & Peter Hammarstedt

Producer: Catarina Jansson

Executive producer: Jesper Arin

Based on Shaun Tan's arrival





Front doors open:
90 minutes before the show

Length of the show:
Approximately 75 minutes


Age limit:
None. Everyone must have a ticket, regardless of age.

For everyone's well-being and safety, coats are not allowed in the auditorium. You can buy the wardrobe ticket when you buy your ticket for the show.

Food and beverage:
Pre order your food together with your purchase of tickets for Jönköping Theatre. Enjoy carefully cooked food made on selected food items. The food is served from 90 minutes before the show. At shows with a pause you can also pre order food to enjoy in the pause. The pre order shop closes three days before the day of the show.

Wheelchair seats:
Wheelchair seats cannot be purchased online.
Wheelchair seats can be booked at Biljettservice at Jönköping Theatre and by phone 0771-211 300.

Book ticket

From SEK 170 incl. fees.

Jönköpings Teater Hovrättstorget 553 21 Jönköping