Kindertransport to continue its UK tour until 25th March

Date Posted: 06/01/2014

Touring production Kindertransport, starring Paula Wilcox and Janet Dibley is set to continue its tour across the UK until 25th March.

Based on the novel by Diane Samuels, Kindertransport is currently featured on the GCSE syllabus.

Kindertransport: a synopsis

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. Then a chance discovery opens an unhealed wound and a long-buried secret is revealed.

The historical context of Kindertransport

In the nine months before the outbreak of World War Two, the Kindertransport ferried nearly 10,000, mainly Jewish children from Germany and Austria to safety. Many would never see their parents again. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Kindertransport.

Kindertransport tour dates

•    Bromley Churchill: 22nd January
•    Derby Theatre: 27th January
•    Richmond Theatre: 3rd February
•    Southend Palace: 10th February
•    Devonshire Park, Eastbourne: 24th February
•    Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford: 3rd March
•    Malvern Festival Theatre: 10th March
•    Mold Theatre, Clwyd: 17th March
•    Manchester Opera House: 25th March

There is an education pack and teachers guide to the play available for school travel organisers to download from the show’s website.

For further school trip information visit www.kindertransport.co.uk.

School Travel Organiser's Guide