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Dauntsey's Stages Moving Production of Kindertransport by Diane Samuels

Published Wednesday 25th of November 2015 02:08:24 PM

Picture shows: Pupils from Dauntsey’s performing Kindertransport Six pupils from the fifth form through to Upper Sixth at Dauntsey’s have staged a moving production of Diane Samuels’ play Kindertransport. Between 1938 and the outbreak of World War Two almost 10,000 children, most of them Jewish, were sent by their parents from Germany to Britain. Diane Samuels’ play tells the story of nine year old Eva who arrives in Manchester and is sent to live with Mrs Lil Miller and her family. When Eva’s parents fail to escape Germany, she changes her name and begins the process of denying her roots. It is only when her own daughter discovers some old letters and photographs that Eva, now Evelyn, is forced to confront the truth about her past. Fiona Bardsley, Director and Teacher of Drama, Dauntsey’s, said: “The small cast are to be congratulated on delivering such a powerful performance of this heart-breaking and topical play. The audience were visibly moved as just six pupils brought the story to life on stage. The atmospheric set and lighting design created by the back stage crew of pupils also contributed significantly to the impact of the production.” For further information about Dauntsey’s School and its Drama programme, please go to www.dauntseys.org or follow us on Twitter at Drama at Dauntsey’s@DramatDauntseys ENDS
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