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Casting announced for 25th-Anniversary tour of Kindertransport

Suzan Sylvester
Suzan Sylvester

Suzan Sylvester is delighted to be making a welcome return to Diane Samuels’ heartfelt drama, Kindertransport, in the role of mother Evelyn having performed as daughter Faith in the 1993 premiere production.

Suzan’s stage credits include the recent Crystal Springs (Park Theatre), Crooked (Bush Theatre) and Broken Glass (Tricycle Theatre). She also won an Olivier Award for her performance of Catherine in A View From The Bridge at the Aldwych Theatre, directed by Alan Ayckbourn.

Suzan will be joined by a cast of actors from across Europe: Hannah Bristow as Faith, Leila Schaus as Eva, Catherine Janke as Helga, Jenny Lee as Lil and Matthew Brown as the Ratcatcher.

Kindertransport is co-produced by Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg in association with Selladoor Productions. It marks 80 years since the Kindertransport, which saw thousands of Jewish children ferried from Austria and Germany to safety in the UK. It is also 25 years since acclaimed playwright Diane Samuels wrote this extraordinary and haunting play.

Kindertransport opens at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch from 8 – 24 March, plays at Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg from 27 – 31 March and then embarks on a UK tour to the New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich (17 – 21 April), Richmond Theatre (24 – 28 April) and Manchester Opera House (1 – 5 May).

This timely modern classic about a woman’s struggle to come to terms with her past is from the producers of last year’s acclaimed revival of The Crucible. Kindertransport has an international creative team. It will be directed by Anne Simon and designed by Marie-Luce Theis with lighting design by Nic Farman and sound design by Adrienne Quartly.

For more information about Kindertransport at the Queen’s Theatre visit queens-theatre.co.uk.


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