The Boom Booms

Action Transport Theatre’s Family Festival brings a variety of art forms to Ellesmere Port annually – storytelling, theatre, film, craft workshops, digital escape rooms and more. 2018’s festival brought a unique street theatre group

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Night Train

  ‘NIGHT TRAIN comes from the true stories of young people who run away… from home, foster parents, residential units, the coppers, everything…’       Night Train was written in 2007 by

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Another Place

ANOTHER PLACE, Antony Gormley’s sometime controversial installation is a collection of one hundred cast iron figures of his own body facing out to sea. Spread over a two mile stretch of Crosby Beach, it

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Fly Away Peter

John Moorhouse, a writer from Ellesmere Port, was commissioned by Action Transport Theatre (which is based in the town) to write a play for young people and it marked his debut as a professional

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Tika

    TIKA   TIKA – Zulu for ‘the one who liked to indulge’ – is the creation of South African professional actor Sizwe Vilakazi. It is a one man show inspired by his own life growing up

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The Bomb

The MP Sir Anthony Berry was killed in the Brighton Bombing of 1984 during the Tory Party Conference. A timed bomb had been planted in his room at the Grand Hotel three weeks previously

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Jozi Gridlock

The Carlton Centre is a skyscraper and shopping centre in the heart of downtown Johannesburg. With its fifty floors – nearly half of which are below ground level – it is the tallest building

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Nokuthula

This shy young girl of eleven or twelve was already practicing her dance alone when I was invited into the gloomy, bare building where every late afternoon excited youngsters of all ages arrived to

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Robben Island

Robben Island, just seven miles from Cape Town, has a long and dark history as a place of imprisonment and exclusion but is now a museum, recording the  incarceration of the political prisoners of

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Kliptown

Kliptown is the oldest of twenty-five townships that comprise Soweto (an abbreviation for South West Townships), now part of Johannesburg. It was first laid out in 1893 and from 1903 was home to ‘informal

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