Kindertransport – the deeply moving and timely modern classic – celebrates 25 years since the play was written by acclaimed playwright Diane Samuels in 2018 with an anniversary tour visiting the Opera House Manchester from 1st – 5th May 2018.

2018 marks the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport, which saw thousands of Jewish children ferried from Austria and Germany to safety.

Set in Hamburg in 1938: nine year-old Eva is forced onto a train by her desperate mother in order to escape the threat of World War II. Arriving at Liverpool Street Station, tagged like a piece of luggage, she’s handed over to strangers.

Manchester 1980: Evelyn, a proud mum, prepares to say goodbye to daughter Faith as she leaves the family home. But what Faith finds in the attic will change her life forever…

This heart-warming play is from the producers of last year’s acclaimed revival of The Crucible. Kindertransport will be directed by Anne Simon and designed by Marie-Luce Theis with lighting design by Nic Farman and sound design by Adrienne Quartly.

Don’t miss a limited chance to see the anniversary tour of this haunting play about a woman’s struggle to come to terms with her past.

Find out more at



Opera House, Manchester

3 Quay Street



Tuesday 1st May 2018 at 7.30pm

Wednesday 2nd May 2018 at 7.30pm

Thursday 3rd May at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Friday 4th May at 7.30pm

Saturday 5th May at 2.30pm and 7.30pm


Tickets from £15.00

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