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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Kindertransport by Diane Samuels Rehearsed Reading – The Jewish Museum London

After a war nothing is ever the same again and wounds never truly heal. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A thrilling play about Dr Jacob Bronowski, buried secrets, and six million years of human history. The third was the ashamed admission by a fifty-five year old woman on a television documentary about the Kindertransport, that the feeling she felt most strongly towards her dead parents was rage at their abandonment of her, even though that abandonment had saved her life.

The two interwoven story lines were choppy, and I was confused at times. Masterclass for Men Dean Carey.

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I love the format that shows the past and present colliding in this book. Paperback, pages ISBN: Kindertransport is as much about the survivors guilt as it is about the difficulty of connecting with something smauels from you when you have no notion of who in fact you are. Sad and lonely play about loss, pain and survival. Refresh and try again.

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

All of this takes place in the attic of Evelyn’s house, which supposedly represents Evelyn’s psyche. Sep 17, JoAnn rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was definitely worth my time to read, I learned a lot.


I read this for my school’s play, in which I played Helga. The play is well written and moves between the child Eva and her adult counterpart Evelyn, and how she deals with being uprooted from her life with her parents in Germany to England and the strangers who become her new family.

If you didn’t live it it’s hard to understand it. They have an argument and Helga leaves, which is then followed by an imaginary vicious, angry argument between Helga and Evelyn in which Evelyn gets out all of her hatred for Helga, and she proclaims that Helga IS the Ratcatchera character constantly present in the play. Kindertransport playwright — Diane Samuels.

Still, Kindertransport is very different from everything else I’ve read. To accept cookies continue browsing as normal. Her presence on stage is exceptionally strong as is her natural characterisation, German speaking and accent.

When the 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.

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Aug 10, Claire rated it liked it. Enjoyed the historical aspect because was not familiar with the subject matter and liked the way the past and present intermingled. Mar 09, Delphine rated it did not like it. I’m trying not to give away anything, but I will say that it was quite predictable. zamuels


I’ve never even heard about the Kindertransport system! 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. I originally read this book for an english exam and the first time i read it I really enjoyed it but I found its not one of those books i could read over and over again; I feel however my opinion on this book may be tarnished due to my meeting with the author who was a lovely women, but I personally couldn’t stand.

An emotive account narrative between a mother and daughter just prior to the Second World War.

Brutally separated from her German Jewish parents at the age of nine, Eva is brought to England with the promise of a new life I saw this play several years ago and utterly loved it.

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See above — separation. A big-name national self-storage company is opening its first store in our region. I had to read this book for my English Literature exam. Over thirty years later, her now grown-up daughter, Faith stumbles across some old letters in their attic and Evelyn is forced to confront her traumatic past. Lil allows Eva to smoke when she meets her which shows how Lil is not a proper guardian for Eva at first.