Kindertransport

KindertransportT1702880825
In Germany, during the months before the Second World War, 10,000 Jewish children made a perilous and heartbreaking journey, leaving their families in Europe to begin a new life in Britain - the Kindertransport. Kindertransport follows the journey of Jewish girl Eva as she leaves Germany behind for a new life in Manchester. Past and present day intertwine as we see the young Eva struggling with a displaced childhood and her adult self, Evelyn, confronting her past as her daughter Faith leaves home for the first time. And we discover the effects that Evelyn's painful childhood memories have on her life and family, as Faith finds letters and artefacts in the attic, revealing to her Evelyn's suppressed past life and her own hidden family history. Based upon the memories of Kindertransport children, Diane Samuel's riveting human drama explores the issues of how we define ourselves and the basic human need in all of us to have a sense of belonging.
Author Diane Samuels


Archive :: production:T1702880825, play:S3847, venue:V665

Production details


Company

PromoterHall and Childs Ltd (in association with The Belgrade Theatre Coventry)
PromoterPaul Tyrer
PromoterJamie Clark (for The Booking Office Ltd)
Director Andrew Hall
Design Juliet Shillingford
Lighting Matthew Eagland
Music Matthew Bugg
Performer Paula Wilcox (Lil)
Performer Janet Dibley (Evelyn)
Performer Emma Deegan (Helga)
Performer Paul Lancaster (Ratcatcher)
Performer Gabrielle Dempsey (Eva)
Performer Rosie Holden (Faith)
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