So, what’s it like round here? The unheard, unbelievable true story of a girl called Maya; forever thirteen, forever on the move.

Funny, fearless and frightening, Transporter explores themes of identity, difference, conflict, and what it means to come or not come from somewhere.

Transporter tells the story of Maya, a girl who is constantly on the move. We meet Maya as she stands on the threshold of a new house in an ordinary city. From this everyday moment an epic story is woven, spanning decades and continents.

Maya - forever thirteen - is both ordinary and extraordinary; schoolgirl, time traveller, shaman. Tales of classroom conflicts, flights across deserts, ice cream dreams and thwarted revolutions weave together, and the local and the global the personal and political collide.

In a year that witnessed the Grenfell Tower fire, an unprecedented rise in homeless families in the UK, and entire populations on the move, together we considered the questions: What does home mean? Is there a safe place left on Earth? How do we navigate our way through a world that appears to be in ruins?

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In order to help plan your visit to a Transporter show, we have created a useful Teacher Resource Pack, which gives you a lot more background information about the show and some ideas for activities in the classroom.

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Transporter is currently being booked by venues for a Welsh tour in Spring/Summer 2019.

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Written and performed by Catherine Dyson, in collaboration with Andy Smith and Lewis Gibson.

Developed through Theatr Iolo's artist development programme, Platfform, Transporter was born out of conversations with young people from the city of Newport, South Wales.

Dates Times Venue Box Office Book Online
Wed 20.3.19 10am & 2pm Opening Doors Festival, Aberystwyth Book Now
Thurs 28.3.19 1pm & 7pm The Riverfront, Newport 01633 656 757 Book Now
Thurs 9.5.19 11am Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon 01874 611622 Book Now
Thurs 20.6.19 10am & 1pm Sherman Theatre, Cardiff 02920 646900 Book Now
Fri 21.6.19 10am & 1pm Sherman Theatre, Cardiff 02920 646900 Book Now
Sat 22.6.19 1pm & 7pm Sherman Theatre, Cardiff 02920 646900 Book Now