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Nazi Germany brought to life on Bromley stage in Kindertransport

PUBLISHED: 09:27 03 January 2014 | UPDATED: 16:25 06 January 2014

The play Kindertransport will be performed in Bromley

The play Kindertransport will be performed in Bromley

Robert Day

In the nine months before the outbreak of the Second World War, the Kinderstransport rescue mission ferried almost 10,000 children from Germany and Austria to safety.

Written by Diane Samuels, Kinderstransport comes to Bromley’s Churchill Theatre from January 22 for a four night run, taking audiences back to 1939 as the clouds of war thickened.

Paula Wilcox and Janet Dibley star in the production, which shows a desperate mother forcing her nine-year-old daughter Eva onto a train - sending her out of danger and into safety.

Decades later, in England, a reluctant mother prepares for the departure of her grown-up daughter Faith. But as she cuts the apron strings, a chance discovery opens an unhealed wound and a long-buried secret is unearthed.

Many of those children sent from Germany and Austria in the late 1930s would never see their parents again, and this year marks the 75th anniversary of the Kindertransport.

Tickets for this production, at the theatre in High Street, Bromley, range from £11.40 to £42.90, and can be purchased online at atgtickets.com/bromley, or from the box office on 08448 717 620.

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