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Action Transport Theatre

Action Transport Theatre puts new writing and young people at the heart of UK theatre. They work with others to platform and promote theatre by and with young people, as well as exceptional theatre that is made for them.

They create new work at their Whitby Hall base in Ellesmere Port, developing and exporting new writing productions, processes, skills and ideas, ensuring that the voices and creativity of young people contribute to the richness and diversity of our theatre landscape.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £120,000
  • 2013-2014: £122,760
  • 2014-2015: £125,952

Video feed

You are Invited to The Writers Ball 2013

Come one, come all... Join us for this festive celebration of theatre in the North West. Explore the Georgian Whitby Hall, home of Action Transport Theatre, set in the vast maze of Whitby Park. Discover surprising pop-up performances from this year's most exciting local artists. Dance with your peers and look forward to the year ahead... For the full line-up and tickets, go to www.thewritersball.co.uk

How do you create 'authenticity' in new-writing about young people?

A short film from the ATT Lab event 'Getting to the Truth: writing authentically for young people in theatre' at Whitby Hall on Friday 13 April 2012.

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Generations - Documentary of the theatre project: Part 1

Generations is a musical production by Action Transport Theatre created and written in response to the ideas and creativity of 35 intergenerational participants. This documentary by Kooj Chuhan (metaceptive media) gives an insight into the quality and depth of the production, the process, and its significance. The show premiered in Whitby on 31st July and 1st August 2009 - full details at www.actiontransporttheatre.org . More info: GENERATIONS - A spectacular musical performance by the people of Ellesmere Port aged 11 -87. Beware the hoodies, the old zimmers, the egg gang and the walking stickers GENERATIONS is the extraordinary story of the king of Ellesmere Port and the girl who proves everyone wrong. Created and performed by local people aged 11 - 87 with song, music and dance. Generations is a production for anyone young or young at heart. Director - Nina Hajiyianni Writer - Kevin Dyer Producer - Sarah Clover Designer - Lois Maskell Composer - Tom Moss

Generations - Documentary of the theatre project: Part 2

Generations is a musical production by Action Transport Theatre created and written in response to the ideas and creativity of 35 intergenerational participants. This documentary by Kooj Chuhan (metaceptive media) gives an insight into the quality and depth of the production, the process, and its significance. The show premiered in Whitby on 31st July and 1st August 2009 - full details at www.actiontransporttheatre.org . More info: GENERATIONS - A spectacular musical performance by the people of Ellesmere Port aged 11 -87. Beware the hoodies, the old zimmers, the egg gang and the walking stickers GENERATIONS is the extraordinary story of the king of Ellesmere Port and the girl who proves everyone wrong. Created and performed by local people aged 11 - 87 with song, music and dance. Generations is a production for anyone young or young at heart. Director - Nina Hajiyianni Writer - Kevin Dyer Producer - Sarah Clover Designer - Lois Maskell Composer - Tom Moss

Generations - footage of dress & show, PART 3

A range of raw footage (in 3 parts for YouTube) of the dress rehearsal, opening and show itself of 'Generations'. A play by Action Transport Theatre which premiered in Whitby on 31st July and 1st August 2009, written by Kevin Dyer, produced by Sarah Clover and directed by Nina Hajiyianni. Full details at www.actiontransporttheatre.org . (Footage shot by filmmaker Kooj Chuhan/Metaceptive Media)

Generations - footage of dress & show, PART 2

A range of raw footage (in 3 parts for YouTube) of the dress rehearsal, opening and show itself of 'Generations'. A play by Action Transport Theatre which premiered in Whitby on 31st July and 1st August 2009, written by Kevin Dyer, produced by Sarah Clover and directed by Nina Hajiyianni. Full details at www.actiontransporttheatre.org . (Footage shot by filmmaker Kooj Chuhan/Metaceptive Media)

Generations - footage of dress & show, PART 1

A range of raw footage (in 3 parts for YouTube) of the dress rehearsal, opening and show itself of 'Generations'. A play by Action Transport Theatre which premiered in Whitby on 31st July and 1st August 2009, written by Kevin Dyer, produced by Sarah Clover and directed by Nina Hajiyianni. Full details at www.actiontransporttheatre.org . (Footage shot by filmmaker Kooj Chuhan/Metaceptive Media)

Generations - interviews with director & writer

Selected raw footage of interviews with the director and writer of the Generations show. A play by Action Transport Theatre which premiered in Whitby on 31st July and 1st August 2009, written by Kevin Dyer, produced by Sarah Clover and directed by Nina Hajiyianni. Full details at www.actiontransporttheatre.org . (Footage shot by filmmaker Kooj Chuhan/Metaceptive Media)

Generations - interviews with producer & composer

Selected raw footage of interviews with the producer and Tom Moss the composer of the Generations show. A play by Action Transport Theatre which premiered in Whitby on 31st July and 1st August 2009, written by Kevin Dyer, produced by Sarah Clover and directed by Nina Hajiyianni. Full details at www.actiontransporttheatre.org . (Footage shot by filmmaker Kooj Chuhan/Metaceptive Media)

Generations - personal stories Travis & Laura

Various raw footage of on-location interviews with participants Travis and Laura about their lives as a background context to the Generations show. A play by Action Transport Theatre which premiered in Whitby on 31st July and 1st August 2009, written by Kevin Dyer, produced by Sarah Clover and directed by Nina Hajiyianni. Full details at www.actiontransporttheatre.org . (Footage shot by filmmaker Kooj Chuhan/Metaceptive Media)

Generations - personal stories Shirley & Millie

Various raw footage of on-location interviews with participants Shirley and Millie about their lives as a background context to the Generations show. A play by Action Transport Theatre which premiered in Whitby on 31st July and 1st August 2009, written by Kevin Dyer, produced by Sarah Clover and directed by Nina Hajiyianni. Full details at www.actiontransporttheatre.org . (Footage shot by filmmaker Kooj Chuhan/Metaceptive Media)

Generations - participant group interviews

Various raw footage of candid interviews with groups of participants between rehearsals in the days leading up to the Generations show. A play by Action Transport Theatre which premiered in Whitby on 31st July and 1st August 2009, written by Kevin Dyer, produced by Sarah Clover and directed by Nina Hajiyianni. Full details at www.actiontransporttheatre.org . (Footage shot by filmmaker Kooj Chuhan/Metaceptive Media)

Generations play - after show feedback

Various raw footage of feedback from interviews after the Generations show. A play by Action Transport Theatre which premiered in Whitby on 31st July and 1st August 2009, written by Kevin Dyer, produced by Sarah Clover and directed by Nina Hajiyianni. Full details at www.actiontransporttheatre.org . (Footage shot by filmmaker Kooj Chuhan/Metaceptive Media)

Generations - Trailer for theatre production

An intergenerational play by Action Transport Theatre. This is the official promo video shot while the work was still being developed, created by filmmaker Kooj Chuhan. The show premiered in Whitby on 31st July 2009 - full details at www.actiontransporttheatre.org . More info: GENERATIONS - A spectacular musical performance by the people of Ellesmere Port aged 11 -87. Beware the hoodies, the old zimmers, the egg gang and the walking stickers GENERATIONS is the extraordinary story of the king of Ellesmere Port and the girl who proves everyone wrong. Created and performed by local people aged 11 87 with song, music and dance. Generations is a production for anyone young or young at heart. Director Nina Hajiyianni Writer Kevin Dyer Designer Lois Maskell Composer Tom Moss Venue & Box Office Details Civic Hall, Civic Way, Ellesmere Port. Cheshire. CH65 0BE. Friday 31st July 7.30pm & Saturday 1st August 2pm and 7.30pm Box Office 0151 357 2120 Ticket Price £5 (£3 concessions).

Generations - Sketches

An intergenerational play by Action Transport Theatre. Here are a few sample extracts shot on-location while the work was in progress, created by filmmaker Kooj Chuhan. The show premiered in Whitby on 31st July 2009 - full details at www.actiontransporttheatre.org . More info: GENERATIONS - A spectacular musical performance by the people of Ellesmere Port aged 11 -87. Beware the hoodies, the old zimmers, the egg gang and the walking stickers GENERATIONS is the extraordinary story of the king of Ellesmere Port and the girl who proves everyone wrong. Created and performed by local people aged 11 87 with song, music and dance. Generations is a production for anyone young or young at heart. Director Nina Hajiyianni Writer Kevin Dyer Designer Lois Maskell Composer Tom Moss Venue & Box Office Details Civic Hall, Civic Way, Ellesmere Port. Cheshire. CH65 0BE. Friday 31st July 7.30pm & Saturday 1st August 2pm and 7.30pm Box Office 0151 357 2120 Ticket Price £5 (£3 concessions).

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Whitby Hall
Stanney Lane
Ellesmere Port
CH65 9AE

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