The Place Theatre, Bedford

Folk Nights - Human Cargo
Folk Nights and Refugee Week 2018
17th June at 7:30pm
Part of Bedford's Refugee Week 2018 events.

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An elegant, vital insight into human suffering and survival
Cerys Matthews

Matthew Crampton is an accomplished folk singer and live performer; if you get a chance to see his story-and-song Human Cargo show, do not miss it.

Beautiful, powerful, poignant and informative
Ilyaz Hajat, The Refugee Council

HUMAN CARGO is an epic night of story and song, featuring two masters of the craft. Storyteller and singer Matthew Cramptons recent show The Transports won Five Stars from The Guardian. Now he returns with a new adaptation of his acclaimed book Human Cargo: Stories & Songs of Emigration, Slavery and Transportation. An inspired collaboration unites Matthew with American traditional music legend Jeff Warner. Together, they cast fresh light on human migration, giving voice to those actually aboard the slave ships and emigrant boats and, crucially, framing todays heated issue with history and humanity. Each performance also features stories researched locally, as part of the Parallel Lives project. Expect a rich and entertaining evening.

MATTHEW CRAMPTONs recent success with The Transports has highlighted his emergence as a foremost storyteller and singer within the folk scene.

A compelling storyteller
5 stars, The Guardian

Crampton has a great voice that entices and explains. He pulls the audience in like a magical toyshop owner. He has some joy and sorrow that he cannot keep to himself.
Folk Phenomena

JEFF WARNER is one of Americas leading interpreters of traditional music. Born to an eminent family of folksong collectors, his pedigree is matched by his remarkable ability to connect 21st century audiences with the everyday lives of people from past centuries.

The best folk singer in America.
Bob Bossin, founder of Canadas String Band

Jeff will leave you with a deeper appreciation of the land you live in.
Caffe Lena, Saratoga, NY

Note that this show is suitable for all.

Tickets for this show are priced at £14.00.