Kindertransport
  
Kindertransport
Darlinghurst Theatre Company
Darlinghurst Theatre - Eternity Playhouse
28 Jul 2017 to 20 Aug 2017
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Tickets - Standard: $54
Concession: $44
Preview: $38

Duration - 120mins
Restrictions/Warnings
Not suitable for children


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Synopsis
Darlinghurst Theatre Company Presents

KINDERTRANSPORT

By Diane Samuels

Just before the outbreak of the Second World War, Britain took in over 10,000 mostly Jewish refugee children from Europe. The rescue effort was known as Kindertransport. Separated from their families and fostered out to British homes, most of the children never saw their parents again.

Diane Samuels’ extraordinary play is about this emergency immigration and its effect over time on generations. Based on real accounts with a distinctly female perspective, centring on the experience of one child, Eva, Kindertransport tells a powerful story of survival.

It begins in 1938 when 9 year old Eva is helped to pack her case by her mother Helga in Hamburg. Nearly fifty years later, Faith discovers a box of papers and photos in her mother Evelyn’s attic and wants to know the truth about who this Eva actually is.

Diane Samuels’ play traces the way memory, remembered and forgotten, deeply affects the present. As ...more
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