"quite simply this is excellent theatre, thought provoking and challenging throughout and should not be missed."
Transports toured nationally through 2016
In the late 1970s a volatile teenager is shunted into her final foster home. Her new carer is an eccentric chatterbox, who keeps her Kindertransport past buried in a trunk. As youth plays cat and mouse with age, their stories collide with devastating consequences. As youth plays cat and mouse with age, two parallel sets of revelations collide with devastating consequences.
Inspired by the experiences of designer Alan Munden's mother, who was on the last Kinderstransport to England during the war, the production weaves together two
razor-sharp performances with film, a sumptuously evocative underscore and a striking stage design. The actors multi-role different parts as the action jumps between war-time and the 70's. It's just under two hours long.
'A triumph ... an evening I shall long remember'
The West Briton.
'Bold, brave and brilliant'
‘Transports is effortless. It is beautiful, heartbreaking and thought-provoking… I have genuinely never seen something so beautifully performed on stage… The piece combines cultures and languages, histories and futures, and builds bridges between them to produce an incredible, heartbreaking and captivating story’
'For me the most remarkable aspect of Transports is the understated articulation of the meeting of the lives of two women, one very young, the other mature, but both similarly scarred by circumstance. The fact that this scarring also has a historical context gives incredible depth to the subtle and moving changes in the dynamic of the relationship. The writing, the two performances, the design, all combine to create a stunningly immersive theatrical experience.'
Tim Yealland, Artistic Associate, English Touring Opera