The cast and Company of the powerful drama “Kindertransport” anthralled a large audience on the first night of their tour in Eastbourne. The play, written by Diane Samuels and directed by Andrew Hall relates the story of a young Jewish girl, living in Germany in 1939, who is sent by her parents to England to ensure her safety under the Kindertransport scheme organised by the British government. In a series of flashbacks we see the effect this has had on the girl as she grows into adulthood and the resulting relationship with her own daughter many years later. The audience included a large number of students as the story is part of this year’s school curriculum. Special mention must be made of Maggie Steed who has recently taken over one of the main parts from Paula Wilcox and last night was her first performancein the part.

Gabrielle Dempsey, Andrew Hall (Director), Maggie Steed, Tracey Childs (Producer) and Emma Deegan