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, Rachael McShane and Greg Russell together on one stage.
Storyteller, Matthew Crampton
, presents fresh narration for the show, amplifying its central tale into a broader exploration of exile and migration. New musical arrangements have come from Paul Sartin
tells the incredible tale of families destroyed by poverty and crime, but resurrected by exile to Australia in the 1780s. With fresh script and musical arrangement, these famous songs by Peter Bellamy
re-emerge within a modern context of mass migration.
Find out more about the show via the website
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 contrasts the lives of those forced to leave Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries with those who have recently arrived.
The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
This event is promoted by The Apex in association with Milkmaid Folk Club.
★★★★★ Stunning… truly a transport of delight
Alfred Hickling, The Guardian