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An Ideal Husband

Kindertransport
by Diane Samuels

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 A B O U T


"At its heart, the play is about that universal and timeless aspect of human experience: the separation of a child from its parent. Every person on earth, whatever their age, can relate to that" Diane Samuels

The German word 'Kindertransport' translated literally into English means 'the transport of children' it was how Jewish parents, in desperation, tried to get their children out of the growing Nazi territory. In Britain a coalition of Jewish, Quaker and other groups appealed to Parliament, which agreed to admit a limited number of refugee children provided each posted a £50 bond 'to assure their ultimate resettlement'. Between December 1938 and September 1939 the Refugee Children's Movement brought over 10,000 refugee children, of these 7,482 were Jewish.

The play Kindertransport reveals the story of Evelyn/Eva who was seperated from her parents and sent on the train to England. It exposes the secrets of her past and her heritage to a Daughter who had no idea her mother had a past. It also deals with loss. The loss of Eva's childhood and the letting go of her own daughter 40 years on.

First performed by the Soho Theatre Company in 1993 the production was last revived in 2007 by the Shared Experience Theatre Company.

 W H E R E   &   W H E N   &   H O W   M U C H


Please note that for the special performances in January and February 2011 the following booking procedure applies.


Bookings should be made to hmd@walthamforest.gov.uk
OR phone 020 8496 8105

Please provide an email address when booking. If we have to reschedule or cancel due to bad weather we will email those whose addresses we have. This information will also be available on the Council's website www.walthamforest.gov.uk alternatively please use the above email or phone number.

at the Welsh Church Hall

A special performance to mark Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (see panel on the right of the screen)

Tickets are free but must be
booked in advance - see above

Wed 2 February 2011, 7.30pm


at Monoux College
Chingford Road
Walthamstow E17 5AA

A special performance to mark Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (see panel on the right of the screen)

Tickets are free but must be
booked in advance - see above

Mon 24 January 2011, 7.30pm



at the Welsh Church Hall

£7 adults
£4 concessions


Online booking subject to a transaction fee

Fri 24 September 2010, 8pm
Sat 25 September 2010, 3pm and 8pm
Fri 1 October 2010, 8pm
Sat 2 October 2010, 3pm and 8pm


C A S T

Ratcatcher

Anthony Hull

Eva

Stephanie Gaynor

Helga

Cathy Love

Evelyn

Nicola Holland

Faith

Sarah Fox

Lil

Elizabeth Braithwaite

 P R O D U C T I O N   T E A M

Director

Louise Croker

Production Assistant

Anna Heinink

Lighting Operation

Colin Heinink

Sound

Johnny Jay

Lighting Design

Robert Bettelheim

Technical Assistant

Rachel Allen

Musical Director

Peter Sellars

Musicians

Peter Sellars - violin; Roswitha Lamb - accordion

Stage Manager

Emily Stephens

Assistant Stage Manager

Natalie Horvath

Costumes

Victoria Bettelheim

Technical Provision

Peter Raggett

Front of House Managers

Jackie Withnall, Jenny Moorby

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Images by and © Stephen Cahill-Hayes

 P O S T E R

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design: Nicola Holland

 HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY


Following their highly acclaimed performances of Kindertransport in 2010, Woodhouse Players have been requested to stage further performances to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Further information can be found here.
 

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