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A 1993 play by Diane Samuels. Published by Nick Hern Books.


Examines the life, during WW II and afterwards, of a Kindertransport [1] child. Though fictitious, it is based upon many real kinder stories. [2]

Performance history

First performed in the UK by the Soho Theatre Company at the Cockpit Theatre in London on April 13, 1993 and the US at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York on April 26, 1994. Subsequently the play has been produced in Sweden, Japan, Germany, Austria, Canada and South Africa.

Performance history in South Africa

1997: Staged in the Barney Simon Theatre at the Market Theatre in March 1997, directed by Barbara Rubin, with Dorothy-Ann Gould, Paddy Canavan, Leila Henriques, Louise Barnes, Susan Rossouw, Robert Hobbs. Nadya Cohen as set and costume designer, and Michael Maxwell as lighting designer.

1997: Staged in the Baxter Theatre in September 1997, directed by Roy Sargeant, with Helen Bourne, Diane Wilson, Bo Petersen, Bianca Amato, Siobhan Hodgson and Kevin Smith. (Nominated for several Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards. 1997: Market Theatre and directed by Barbara Rubin. Cast : Susan Rossouw, Leila Henriques, Dorothy Ann Gould, Robert Fox, Louise Barnes, Paddy Canavan, Roberta Fox.

Translations and adaptations


Review by Raeford Daniel, The Citizen 20 March 1997.

Cape Argus, 10 February 1998.

Kindertransport theatre programme (Baxter), 1997.

Ruphin Coudyzer. 2023. Annotated list of his photographs of Market Theatre productions. (Provided by Coudyzer)

Theatre programmes, correspondence, letters of agreement held by NELM in various locations.

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