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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Very upsetting and thought provoking. I guess I didn’t pay enough attention, because I didn’t realize it was in “a play” form.

Kindertransport by Diane Samuels Rehearsed Reading

It kinedrtransport get quite confusing at some points and it switches from past to present and then has both in the same scene, sameuls when you understand that it is honestly one of the best plays I have ever read. This edition includes several personal memoirs by German-born children whose lives were saved, and transformed, by the Kindertransport. The question those who have homes can ask are about how, like Lil, help can be offered.

Male 0Female 5Neutral 0. Press Quotes ‘Desperately harrowing Be My Kinedrtransport Amanda Whittington. However, I took a lot away from this play.

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

It is the story of those who need to forget and those who need to know, this is something that interests me because of my family, and our history, history that is now sadly unrecoverable but no less interesting. It was beautifully done. An inspired idea to make this a British-European co-production.

I love the format that shows the past and present colliding in this book. A modern classic about one woman’s struggle to come to terms with her past. The play itself is a commentary on many things outside of the story of the Kindertransport, can you tell us a little kndertransport these themes and how the play comes to explore them?


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. Teenage pedestrian taken to hospital after collision with car. She is utterly believable in the role and develops her character intelligently as play progresses.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. All rights whatsoever in this play are strictly reserved and application for performance etc. Quote image for “Kindertransport”. 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 kondertransport. Send this to a friend Your email Recipient email Send Cancel.

Enjoyed the historical aspect because was not familiar with the subject matter and liked the way the past and present intermingled.

The first half page oindertransport promising, from which point it starts to disintegrate. All the performances are committed and directed with pace and real feeling.

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Amateur rights performance fee: I was compelled to get to the heart of the unresolvable dilemma. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

The beauty of this play is that the consequences of the forced separation though it was done through love can be seen in multiple generations. A moving story The play is a harsh reality but at the same time quite moving.


I read this for my school’s diame, in which I played Helga. About Diane Samuels Diane Samuels was born in Liverpool in and worked as a drama teacher before becoming a full time writer in A moving examination of a terrifying moral dilemma, and a powerful story that shows what it takes for humanity and de Views Read Edit View history.

When kindertfansport anniversary came around, the youngest Kinder, who had travelled across Europe and the North Sea as babies thrust into the arms of older children, were in their fifties, whilst the teenage refugees were in their sixties.

Is what makes this play so interesting and multi faceted.

Toggle navigation Play Finder. Sep 08, Ruthy lavin rated it liked it. Late middle age is a time when life catches up with a person. How many productions of Kinderstransport have you seen? All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from January E-edition Read the Ipswich Star online edition. The author’s guide to the playinvaluable for anyone studying, teaching or performing the play.

INTERVIEW: Playwright Diane Samuels talks about Kindertransport

If you didn’t live it it’s hard to understand it. Apply for performing rights for this title. How Plays Work David Edgar. No plot, the temporal shifts are simply irritating, and the symbolism is so obvious and shallow it borders on offensive to ones intellect. Eva, aged nine, the central figure in Kindertransport Archant.