January 29th – March 26th 2016, UK Tour
Press Night: Pleasance Theatre, March 1st 2016, 7.30pm
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.
“brave, bold and brilliant, I loved it” (The Cornish Guardian)
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.
“effortless, beautiful, heartbreaking and thought-provoking (…) I have genuinely never seen something so beautifully performed on stage” (A Younger Theatre)
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.
“a blazing performance” (Reviewsgate)
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.