Winner of the Verity Bargate and Meyer Whitworth Awards, Kindertransport is a moving insight into the complex relationship between mother and daughter, set against the turbulent backdrop of a Europe scarred by war. In the nine months before the outbreak of World War II, the Kindertransport ferried nearly 10,000 (mainly Jewish) children from Germany and Austria to safety. Many would never see their parents again.
Brutally separated from her German Jewish parents and brought to England with the promise of a new life, 9-year-old Eva ends up in Manchester. When Eva’s parents fail to escape Germany, the child changes her name and begins a process of denial of her roots. But when her own daughter discovers some long forgotten letters, Eva is finally forced to confront a long-buried truth.
Produced by HALL AND CHILDS LTS in association with the BELGRADE THEATRE and the BOOKING OFFICE LTD.
Playwright: Diane Samuels
Director: Andrew Hall
Cast: Maggie Steed, Janet Dibley
Set and Costume Design: Juliet Shillingford
Lighting Design: Matthew Eagland
Composer: Matthew Bugg
Casting: Kate Plantin CDG