KINDERTRANSPORT UK Tour to Open at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch in 2018
Kindertransport - the deeply moving and timely modern classic - celebrates 25 years since the play was written by acclaimed playwright Diane Samuels in 2018. Its anniversary tour will open at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch from 8th - 24th March 2018 before transferring to Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg from 27th - 31st March. This heart-warming production is brought to the stage by Queen's Theatre Hornchurch and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg in association with Selladoor Productions. It will then embark on a limited 3-week tour across the UK, visiting New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich, Richmond Theatre and Manchester Opera House.
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 also marks the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport, which saw thousands of Jewish children ferried from Austria and Germany to safety.
This heart-warming play is from the producers of last year's acclaimed revival of The Crucible. 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.
David Hutchinson, Executive Creative Producer of Selladoor Productions says 'Following our highly acclaimed tour of The Crucible earlier this year we are delighted to be working with the Queen's Theatre and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg again in 2018 to bring this extraordinary and important play to the stage.'
Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch says 'We're thrilled to be partnering with these fantastic organisations once again to stage this timely revival of a modern classic. It's a touching play about relationships, family, identity and memories. The Kindertransport came through Harwich to London Liverpool Street with many children being rehomed in Essex so it's a rich and important piece of history that is relevant to our audience's heritage.'
Artistic Director Tom Leick-Burns of Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg says 'International collaborations are at the heart of what we do. Continuing our partnership with Selladoor and Queen's Theatre, this timely revival of Kindertransport will bring together creatives and cast from both Luxembourg and the UK which will certainly add a very special dimension to this exciting coproduction.'
Don't miss a limited chance to see the anniversary tour of this haunting play about a woman's struggle to come to terms with her past. On sale now visit www.selladoor.co.uk for listing and tour information. Find us on twitter @KinderTourUK.