Went to see The Transports last night at Cheltenham Town Hall. This is simply a post to say how wonderful the evening was. It was powerful, included 10 well known names from folk music and told the story of Henry Cable and Susannah Holmes who were among the first transports to Australia and who were the first to be married there. It also tells of John Simpson, a humane turnkey, and his effect on their lives. Running parallel to this narrative is the story of present day refugees. At the end of the day nothing has really changed over 200 years .
The Transports is on tour. See more about the show at thetransportsproduction.co.uk