Sunday, 16 February 2014

Kindertransport (theatre)

In Germany, in 1938, as the clouds of war thicken, a desperate mother forces her nine year old daughter Eva onto a train, sending her out of danger and into the arms of strangers. In England, decades later, a reluctant mother prepares for the departure of her grown¬up daughter, Faith as she cuts the ties of childhood. A chance discovery opens an unhealed wound and a long¬buried secret is revealed. The bittersweet experience of every parent as they try to teach their child to survive alone, unites these women across the decades to give a moving insight into the complex relationship between mothers and daughters.

Written by Diane Samuels, Kindertransport was first performed in London in 1993. The current tour, directed by Andrew Hall, stars Paula Wilcox, Janet Dibley, Emma Deegan and Gabrielle Dempsey. I believe Eastbourne' Devonshire Park Theatre is one of only seven venues. There is a great review of one of the Richmond performances in the Telegraph.

Devonshire Park Theatre, Tue 25th Feb to Sat 1st Mar, 19:45.
Wed and Sat matinees, 14:30.
Tickets various prices, available online, by calling 01323 412000, or in person from the Box Office and Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre.

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