Kindertransport

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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. A deeply moving and timely modern classic about a woman's struggle to come to terms with her past.
Kindertransport at Queen's Theatre (Hornchurch)

Image: Queen's Theatre (Hornchurch)


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Queen's Theatre (Hornchurch)
Started: Thursday 8 March 2018
Closed: Saturday 24 March 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 11+

Background


This heart-warming production is from the producers of last year's acclaimed revival of The Crucible.


It marks the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport, which saw thousands of Jewish children ferried from Austria and Germany to safety.


Diane Samuels wrote this extraordinary and haunting play 25 years ago.


It has never been more relevant than today.


Synopsis


A deeply moving and timely modern classic about a woman's struggle to come to terms with her past.


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 …


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Billet Lane
Hornchurch RM11 1QT

Box office tel: 01708 443333

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 8 March 2018

Press night:Saturday 10 March 2018

Closes:Saturday 24 March 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


Previews:
£12.50, £16, £19; under 26s £8

Standard:

Mon - Thu Eve, & Matinees: £18, £22.50, £26

Fri & Sat eve: £21.50, £26, £29


Concessions:
Under 26s £8

Cast


Evelyn - Suzan Sylvester

Faith - Hannah Bristow

Eva - Leila Schaus

Helga - Catherine Janke

Lil - Jenny Lee

Ratcatcher/Ensemble - Matthew Brown


Creatives


Author: Diane Samuels
Director: Anne Simon
Designer: Marie-Luce Theis
Lighting: Nic Farman
Sound: Adrienne Quartley

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