JAN 29 - MAR 26
January 29th 2016 – January 30th 2016, Ustinov Studio, Bath Theatre Royal, Bath
February 2nd 2016, Forest Arts Centre, Hampshire
February 3rd 2016, Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch
February 4th 2016, SPaRCs Theatre, Bishops Castle
February 5th 2016, The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford
February 6th 2016, The Old Fire Station, Oxford
February 12th 2016, Wadebridge Town Hall, Wadebridge
February 19th 2016, The Acorn Arts Centre, Penzance
February 20th 2016, Grampound Village Hall, Cornwall
February 21st 2016, Maker with Rame Community Hall, Cornwall
February 26th 2016, Derby Theatre, Derby
February 28th 2016 – March 12th 2016, Pleasance Theatre, London
March 15th 2016, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
March 18th 2016, Mullion School, Cornwall
March 19th 2016, The Poly, Falmouth
March 22nd 2016, Farnham Maltings, Surrey
March 23rd 2016, Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham
March 24th 2016 March 26th 2016, Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury
Following the success of their 5* 2015 Edinburgh hit Spillikin, (nominated for the Carol Tambor “Best of the Fringe” award), Cornwall’s Pipeline Theatre revives its debut play Transports for a national tour in Spring 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.
Weaving film and a sumptuously evocative underscore, and located around two, monolithic, life-size, vertical railway tracks, Transports, by turns funny and moving, is a journey not quickly forgotten. In a world where our media is full of images of a new refugee migration, Transports takes in the last great refugee crisis of WW2, to look at the consequences of displacement, both geographical and emotional, through the eyes of two mismatched individuals.
The story was inspired by the experiences of designer Alan Munden's mother, Liesl, who was on the last Kindertransport to England during the war. Pipeline Theatre is a an emerging company consisting of four experienced practitioners, with credits including Miracle Theatre, Cube Theatre, English Touring Opera, The Citizen’s Theatre, Plymouth Theatre Royal. They have a growing reputation for addressing serious, potentially difficult yet universally relevant subjects in a moving, humorous and totally engrossing way.
“brave, bold and brilliant, I loved it” (The Cornish Guardian)
“effortless, beautiful, heartbreaking and thought-provoking (…) I have genuinely never seen something so beautifully performed on stage” (A Younger Theatre)
“a blazing performance” (Reviewsgate)