Transport, by Larry Kirwan & Thomas Keneally in Marrickville

Transport, by Larry Kirwan & Thomas Keneally in Marrickville

Transport, by Larry Kirwan & Thomas Keneally in Marrickville

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Transport, by Larry Kirwan & Thomas Keneally, tells a universal story of immigration, loss, hope and redemption and the Irish Diaspora to the Australian penal colony.

Its characters include the women of various ages being transported, the crew of the Whisper and an exiled priest. It is also a romance on a very human scale. The music is authentic (with elements of traditional Irish and Australian tunes) but also with a contemporary resonance that both anchors the story yet transcends time, place and character.

The style and vision of “Transport” is one of heightened naturalism. Primarily taking place on board the ship, it is imperative that the audience gets a sense of the physical, emotional and psychological tensions and turmoil of both the transported prisoners and the crew of the vessel.

Under the direction of Director, Stuart Maunder and Musical Director, Anne-Maree McDonald, Transport is being presented on Friday, 25 November and Sunday, 27 November at Sidetrack Theatre.

Cast Includes Jersey Boys’ Stephen Mahy, Mercia Deane Johns, most recently seen on our television screens in Packed to the Rafters, David Downer, Toby Francis, Caitlin Kent, Noni McCallum, Katie McKee (My Fair Lady, Floyd Collins), and Berynn Schwerdt (Spring Awakening).

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peterhac posts

sorry I am missing it. Larry you are a champ and glad Australian audiences will hear your music. Tom Keneally is a fine writer, I guess, but a Manly fan.

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