Kindertransport will pull into Richmond from Tue 24 – Sat 28 April. This tour marks 25 years since acclaimed playwrightDiane Samuels wrote this extraordinary and haunting play. It will also have been 80 years since the Kindertransport rescue effort, which saw thousands of Jewish children ferried from Austria and Germany to safety in the UK during WWII, ended. Press are invited to attend for review on Tue 24 April at 7.30pm.
Suzan Sylvester is delighted to be making a welcome return to Diane Samuels’ heart-felt drama in the role of mother Evelyn having performed as daughter Faith in the original 1993 premiere production. Suzan’s stage credits include the recent Crystal Springs (Park Theatre), Crooked (Bush Theatre) and Broken Glass (Tricycle Theatre). She also won an Olivier Award for her performance as Catherine in A View From The Bridge at the Aldwych Theatre, directed by Alan Ayckbourn.
Suzan will be joined by a cast of actors from across Europe including Hannah Bristow as Faith, Leila Schaus as Eva, Catherine Janke as Helga, Jenny Lee as Lil and Matthew Brown as the Ratcatcher.
This timely classic about a woman’s struggle to come to terms with her past is from the producers of last year’s acclaimed revival of The Crucible and has an international creative team. It will be directed by Anne Simon and designed by Marie-Luce Theis, with lighting design by Nic Farman and sound design by Adrienne Quartly.
Kindertransport is co-produced by Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg in association with Selladoor Productions.