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The Transports – A Tale of Exile & Migration
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The Transports – A Tale of Exile & Migration

Featuring The Young’uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr, Rachael McShane, Greg Russell and Matthew Crampton

 

The Transports tells the incredible tale of a family destroyed by poverty and crime, but resurrected by exile to the new colony in Australia. With fresh script and musical arrangement, this famous show re-emerges within a modern context of mass migration. The stellar line-up for this exciting new production includes The Young’uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr, Rachael McShane, Greg Russell and Matthew Crampton.

In 1977 Peter Bellamy released The Transports on record with The Watersons, Martin Carthy, Nic Jones, AL Lloyd, June Tabor, Cyril Tawney, Dave Swarbrick and others. Several times since, further generations of folk musicians have gathered to re-create the piece.

This new production features musical arrangements by Paul Sartin of Bellowhead and Faustus. Two time BBC Folk Award winners The Young’uns bring their trademark live dynamism. Further musical excellence comes from Nancy Kerr, Bellowhead’s Rachael McShane, Faustus’ Benji Kirkpatrick and Saul Rose, and Greg Russell.

Storyteller Matthew Crampton has created fresh narration for the show, amplifying its central tale into a broader exploration of exile and migration.

Mass migration is a defining dilemma of today. There’s seldom been a more vital moment to bring back The Transports – not just a great music experience, but a sharp reminder of folk music’s power in portraying the way the world actually works.

After a sell-out tour across the UK in 2017, The Transports is delighted to be touring once more in 2018.

 

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For the PARALLEL LIVES project, the creative team behind The Transports is working with refugee and migrant organisations in each town the show visits. The project will contrast the lives of those forced to leave Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries with those who have recently arrived. By telling stories, Parallel Lives aims to avoid didactic discourse and promote awareness among those either disinterested or hostile to refugees and migrants.

Mass migration is a defining dilemma of today. There’s seldom been a more vital moment to bring back The Transports – not just a great music experience, but a sharp reminder of folk music’s power in portraying the way the world actually works.

The Transports is delighted to partner Bromsgrove & Redditch Welcome Refugees for the concert as part of the Parallel Lives project – charting local migration stories across Britain. 

Watch Parallel Lives in action:

 

 

Read local stories they have already gathered www.thetransportsproduction.co.uk/parallel-lives

www.facebook.com/BromsgroveRedditchWelcomeRefugees

 

More info about the original show and subsequent productions: www.thetransports.com

 

 

Wednesday 17th January 2018 at 8pm

£22.50

 

 

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