Selladoor Productions is presenting a limited tour of Diane Samuels play Kindertransport in 2018.
Hamburg 1938: nine year-old Eva is forced onto a train by her desperate mother in order to escape the threat of World War II. Arriving at Liverpool Street Station, tagged like a piece of luggage, she’s handed over to strangers.
Manchester 1980: Evelyn, a proud mum, prepares to say goodbye to daughter Faith as she leaves the family home. But what Faith finds in the attic will change her life forever…
2018 marks the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport, which saw thousands of Jewish children ferried from Austria and Germany to safety. It also marks 25 years since Diane Samuels acclaimed play of the same name debuted at the Cockpit Theatre in London. Selladoor Worldwide in association with Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, are delighted to bring this deeply moving and timley modern classic to life in this anniversay year.
Opening at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchuch on the 8th March, it trnsfers to Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg from 27th – 31st March before embarking on a limited 3-week tour across the UK, visiting New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich, Richmond Theatre and Manchester Opera House.
Kindertransport will be directed by Anne Simon and designed by Marie-Luce Theis with lighting design by Nic Farman and sound design by Adrienne Quartly.
Don’t miss a limited chance to see this haunting play about a woman’s struggle to come to terms with her past. Tickets are on sale now.
17 -21 April 2018
New Wolsey Ipswich
24 – 28 April 2018
1 – 5 May 2018
Manchester Opera House