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Diane Samuels

Directed by: Richard Ellis

15th, 17th - 22nd Apr 2006

In November 1938, after nights of violence against Jews across Germany and Austria, the British government introduced a program called the Kindertransport (children’s transport), which gave Jewish children—and only children—safe passage to the UK. Spared the horrors of the death camps, the Jewish “Kinder” were uprooted, separated from their parents and transported to a different culture where they faced, not the unmitigated horror of the death camps, but a very human mixture of kindness, indifference, occasional exploitation, and the selflessness of ordinary people faced with needy children.

Eva Rhiannon Lewis
Helga Barbara Ritchie
Evelyn Sue Mooney
Faith Natalie Turner
Lil Margaret WIlliams
Ratcatcher Tom Thistleton
Stage Manager Duncan Walker
Set Construction Val Donlan
Cyril Hines
Janis Brocklehurst
Gary Lawler
Rowland Matthews
Geoff Sylvester
Doreen Brady
Roger Brady
Scenic Artist Shirley Murray
Lighting Val Donlan
Sound Cyril Hines
Properties Valerie Swithenbank
Wardrobe Joan Heinekey
Clare Lewis
Title Page Design Derek Frith