Compelling drama comes to Milton Keynes Theatre

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The award-winning drama Kindertransport arrives at Milton Keynes Theatre on its UK tour from Monday to Saturday, November 4 to 9.

In the nine months before the outbreak of the Second World War, the Kindertransport ferried nearly 10,000 mainly Jewish children from Germany and Austria to safety. Many would never see their parents again.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Kindertransport.

Winner of the Verity Bargate and Meyer-Whitworth Awards, Kindertransport by Diane Samuels is a moving insight into the complex relationship between mothers and daughters.

Since its London premiere in 1993 it has been seen worldwide and is now on many school curricula.

In Germany, in 1938, as the clouds of war thicken, a desperate mother forces her nine-year-old daughter Eva onto a train, sending her out of danger and into the arms of strangers.

In England, decades later, a reluctant mother prepares for the departure of her grown-up daughter, Faith, as she cuts the ties of childhood.

Then a chance discovery opens an unhealed wound and a long-buried secret is revealed.

The bittersweet experience of every parent as they try to teach their child to survive alone, unites these women across the decades.

To book tickets, call the box office on 0844 871 7652 or visit www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes