Cornwall’s Pipeline Theatre is reviving its 2013 debut play, Transports, for a national tour this spring.
In 1973, Dinah, a sociopathic 15-year-old, finds herself shunted into her final foster home. Lotte, her widowed foster mother has a hint of a foreign accent, verbal diarrhoea and a trunk full of secrets.
As youth plays cat and mouse with age, two parallel sets of revelations collide with devastating consequences.
Inspired by the experiences of designer Alan Munden’s mother, Liesl, who was on the last Kinderstransport to England during the war, the production weaves together two razor-sharp performances with film, a sumptuously evocative underscore and a striking stage design.
The actors multi-role different parts as the action jumps between war-time and the ’70s.
It’s beeing described as bold, beautiful, heartbreaking and thought-provoking and won widespread acclaim when it first debuted three years ago.
Located around two, monolithic, lifesize, vertical railway tracks, Transports, by turns funny and moving, is a journey not quickly forgotten.
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.
2016 Tour dates
January 29-30, Ustinov Studio, Bath Theatre Royal February 2, Forest Arts Centre, Hampshire February 3, Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch February 4, SPaRCs Theatre, Bishops Castle February 5, The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford February 6, The Old Fire Station, Oxford February 12, Wadebridge Town Hall, Wadebridge February 19, The Acorn Arts Centre, Penzance February 20, Grampound Village Hall, Cornwall February 21, Maker with Rame Community Hall, Cornwall February 26, Derby Theatre, Derby February 28–March 12, Pleasance Theatre, London March 15, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury March 18, Mullion School, Cornwall March 19, The Poly, Falmouth March 22, Farnham Maltings, Surrey March 23, Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham March 24-26, Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury.