Join some of Britain’s leading folk musicians for a timely re-telling of Peter Bellamy’s legendary folk ballads, The Transports. 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.
For more information about the original show and subsequent productions, click here.
The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
This event is promoted by The Apex in association with Milkmaid Folk Club.