Transport: A New Muscial
Transport: A New Muscial

  • $55

The Irish Repertory Theatre
in association with 1407 Productions presents

the World Premiere Production of
A New Musical

book by Thomas Keneally
music & lyrics by Larry Kirwan

directed & designed by Tony Walton
choreography by Barry McNabb
music director John Bell

Sprung from the pen of world-renowned author Thomas Keneally, Transport derives from the true story recalled by the grandmother of his wife, Judy, who journeyed in chains from Cork to Sydney, Australia in 1846. Transport tells the story of the impoverished Irish women and young girls (the so- called “undesirables”) who were deported on The Whisper, a prison ship, to the Australian penal colonies. Transport’s characters include members of the ship’s crew, an exiled Irish priest, and four of the unfortunate female prisoners. With an authentic score by Black 47′s Larry Kirwan that features traditional Irish music mixed with a contemporary Folk-Rock & Broadway resonance, Transport transcends time, place and character with a hauntingly moving immediacy intertwined with the indomitable Irish spirit and a shared and abiding humanity.

Irish Repertory Theatre

132 West 22nd Street

between 6th and 7th Avenues

New York, NY 10011

(212) 727-2737

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Irish Repertory Theatre

The Irish Repertory Theatre is the only year-round theater company in New York City devoted to bringing Irish and Irish-American works to the stage.


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