Kindertransport

by

Diane Samuels

SYNOPSIS

​First performed in London in 1993, Diane Samuels’s deeply moving play has established itself as something of a modern classic.

Prior to the outbreak of the Second World War, a humanitarian mission in Britain transported around 10,000 mostly Jewish children from Germany to be cared for in British homes. Young Eva is sent to England in this moving account of wartime child migration. An odyssey of hope, heartbreak, passion, guilt and love between three generations of daughters and mothers.

DIRECTOR

Valery Niggli

CAST

Evelyn 

Stephanie Sorgo 

Faith 

Babs Doodkorte 

Eva 

Christina Schwarz 

Helga 

Insaf Mteraf 

Lil 

Joan Bridgman 

The Ratcatcher/The Postman 

Shaun Lim 

The Nazi Border Official/ The English Station Guard 

David Ohlinger 

The English Organiser 

Jan Sinstadt 

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

BEHIND THE SCENES

Production Coordinator 

Tim Purdue

Assistant Director

Alice Knapton

Director’s Support Team

Anne Jiricny

Stage Managers

Marianne Alewine, Isabel Ringgenberg

Deputy Stage Managers 

Anita Gander, Sayora Sadikova, Helena Sievi, Markus Wyler

Head of Props

Dana Ryffe

Props Crew

Anne Jiricny, Christina Whiting

Set Design

Tim Purdue

Set built and painted by

Members of the Club

Lighting Design

Tiina Palojärvi, Andreas Stahl

Lighting Team 

Bruce Gailey, Arseniy Klimovskiy, Asia Szczeszek, Luke Walker

Head of Costumes

Claudia Bodmer

Costumes

Ciaran Corsar, Bouqui Stautmeister

Head of Make-up

Bettina Psóra

Make-up Team 

Chris Eusebio-Ellis, Maureen Grimm, Ulyana Lessani

Sound Crew 

Courtney Beamish,  Soumil Gourjar, Deborah Somers, Claudia Wicki

Background Music

Jamie Langridge

1945 Newsreel 

Jan Sinstadt

Prompters

Alan Bridgman, Béatrice Hungerbühler, Irene Lautenbach

Transportation

Mike Peggs

Publicity Manager

Karen Abhari

Poster/Cover Design & Projection Images

Marco Abbondio

Programme Editor

Markus Wyler

Layout & Printing

Schneider Druck AG, 8032 Zürich

Video/Trailer/Web Photos

Daniele Dagani, Jamie Langridge

Photography 

Tiina Palojärvi, Tim Purdue, Markus Wyler

Box Office

Ciaran Corsar, Members of the Club

Front of House 

Tricia Tomlinson Schmid, Members of the Club

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