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Playwright and author Diane Samuels spoke of her play Kindertransport and the real- life events that inspired it. Book now!. A note from DIANE SAMUELS. Writer of Kindertransport. Monday 3 – Saturday 8 March at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. Spring “Three incidents led. Kindertransport has ratings and 37 reviews. ✣ Freya said: ‘The older I get the less of myself I become.’ Really enjoyed reading this play, it’s his.

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I really wanted to like this, but it left something to be desired.

Kindertransport by Diane Samuels Rehearsed Reading – The Jewish Museum London

Mar 09, Delphine rated it did not like it. Feb 01, Sammy rated it liked it Recommends it for: Nov 13, Patrick Neylan rated it samues was ok Shelves: All the performances are committed and directed with pace and real feeling. Agree by clicking the ‘Accept’ button.

There are so many ways you could go with this topic and the historical context but it wasn’t written well at all! All of the characters were fairly awful in the way they treated each other, but this was necessary to demonstrate the impossible and unthinkable choices that people face as a result of war. This is a play about women, mothers and sacrifice. I think the idea was a good one and the subject of the Kindertransport is fascinating, but the characters and dialogue just didn’t do it for me. Worthy subjects do not good literature make.


Between until the outbreak of World War II, nearly 10, Jewish children were taken diaane their families in Nazi-occupied Germany and sent to live with foster families in Britain. InI was a young mother with a one-year old son and pregnant with my second child when I saw this TV documentary. Masterclass for Men Dean Carey. Evelyn, daine older Eva, in the Deben Players production of Kindertransport. Anyone who wants to learn something new.

After the war is over, she changes her name to Evelyn and acquires British citizenship.

Kindertransport by Diane Samuels | English literature course notes | Tower Notes

E-edition Read the Ipswich Star online edition. We studied it for alternate reading in my AS at Sixth Form and everyone enjoyed it. In the play, Evelyn, now in her fifties, is confronted by her own daughter, Faith, when she finds some photos and comments from that time hidden in the attic. The play forces us to see that human nature can, sometimes, reject what is difficult and right in exchange for a life with less pain.

Eva Schlesinger, daughter of Helga and Werner, is sent away to live with a foster carer in Manchester, England, temporarily until her parents find work and move to England too.

To ask other readers questions about Kindertransportplease sign up. It is powerful play that explores the extraordinary evacuation of thousands of Jewish children from Nazi Germany through the experience of one child, Eva. Accept cookies Decline cookies. Today it seems impossible that the holocaust was allowed to happen, but it did and this is why I would love to see this play performed, as it is really hard to review a play as written form, as of course they are intended to be performed.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. However, I took a lot away from this play. Comments have been disabled on this article. It’s just like one person talks and then another and yes i know it’s a play but other plays work okay.

The beginning was a bit slow and I wanted to stop reading at one point, but I’m glad I kept going. Watford Palace Theatre staged it inin a production that transferred to the West End.

Review: Kindertransport, by Diane Samuels, Deben Players, Seckford Theatre, until September 10

His Dark Materials stage version Philip Pullman. I guess I didn’t pay enough attention, because I didn’t realize it was in “a play” form. Want to Read saving…. I saw this play several years ago and utterly loved it.

This plays asks questions that are well worth asking, and it does so with wonderfully written characters that reach out and grab your heartstrings. A big-name national self-storage company is opening its first store in our region.

Sep 27, Cansu rated it it was ok. Feb 08, Kathryn rated it it was amazing.