“Know your number. If you don’t know it, you might forget who you are.” As the clouds of war gather in 1930’s Germany a desperate mother bundles her nine-year-old daughter onto a train, sending her away from danger and into the arms of strangers. In peaceful suburban 1980’s England, a proud mother prepares to say farewell to her grown-up daughter as she cuts the ties of childhood to leave the family home. Then a chance discovery opens an unhealed wound. Diane Samuel’s award-winning play examines the life of a Kindertransport child, during World War II and afterwards, and the agony of separating a child from her mother in an act of sacrifice that also wreaks devastating results.
The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxfordshire OX1 2AQ
Wednesday 25 Oct 2017 to Saturday 28 Oct 2017