Pipeline Theatre’s acclaimed Transports returns for UK tour

Pipeline Theatre's Transports

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

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.

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