Long-buried secrets in this acclaimed play

Kindertransport at Derby Theatre
Kindertransport at Derby Theatre

Kindertransport, by Diane Samuels, can be seen at Derby Theatre from January 27-February 1.

As the first main house-presented show for 2014, Derby Theatre will host Hall and Childs’ highly acclaimed, moving production, starring TV veterans Paula Wilcox and Janet Dibley.

In Germany, in 1938, as the clouds of war thicken, a desperate mother forces her nine-year-old daughter Eva onto a train, sending her out of danger and into the arms of strangers. In England, decades later, a reluctant mother prepares for the departure of her grown-up daughter, Faith, as she cuts the ties of childhood.

Then a chance discovery opens an unhealed wound and a long-buried secret is revealed. The bittersweet experience of every parent as they try to teach their child to survive alone, unites these women across

the decades.

In the nine months before the outbreak of World War II, the Kindertransport ferried nearly 10,000, mainly Jewish, children from Germany and Austria to safety. Many would never see their parents again. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Kindertransport.

Tickets to see Kindertransport are £10.50 - £25.50 and are available by calling the box office on 01332 593939.