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The Transports

Join some of Britain’s leading folk musicians for a timely re-telling of Peter Bellamy’s legendary folk ballads, The Transports.

The Transports
Start Date: 16 January 2018
Start Time: 7.30pm
End Date: 16 January 2018

The Apex, 1 Charter Square, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 3FD

A rare chance to see BBC Award Winners The Young’uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr and members of Bellowhead together on one stage.

This new production combines The Transports’ incredible music with spell-binding story-telling.

At a time when migration makes headlines daily, this tale of past migration shows how little has changed in the global movement of desperate people. The accompanying project Parallel Lives charts – town by town – those who once left Britain, with those who have recently arrived. 

The Transports tells the incredible tale of a family destroyed by poverty and crime, but resurrected by exile to the new colony of Australia. With fresh script and musical arrangement, this famous show re-emerges within a modern context of mass migration.

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

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