Re-casting Opportunity Kindertransport

by Diane Samuels

Directed by Angharad Ormond

Following a hugely successful near sell-out run at Theatro Technis in March, the Tower's production of Kindertransport will be transferring to Upstairs at the Gatehouse in Highgate. Due to unavailability, we will be re-casting for the role of Faith.

We are looking for a strong female performer (playing age early 20's) to play Faith alongside the existing cast. Faith is the daughter of Eva/Evelyn and is preparing to move out of the family home. Faith exhibits genuine love and concern for her mother, but alongside this affection there is a very deep well of resentment. Please read the script before auditioning. You can get a copy from the Director or from the Tower Office. If you are interested in auditioning you MUST contact the director, Angharad Ormond by Friday 21st April; she will provide venue details for the audition.

Performance Dates & Times :
Saturday 24th June and Tuesday 27th June - Saturday 1st July at 7.30
Matinées on Sunday 25th June and Sunday 2nd July at 4.00
to be performed Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate


These auditions are for Tower Theatre Company Members only.
Click here for details.

Audition Date & Time :
Saturday 22nd April at 1.30 (due to time constraints this will be the only opportunity to audition).

If you plan to audition, follow this link to the audition form.
Please complete and print it to bring along with you.

Rehearsals will start at the end of May and will be twice weekly for the first three weeks. During the final week (commencing 19th June), rehearsals will take place every evening.

Rehearsals will focus on the historical and emotional content of the play and character development through text work, physical exploration and ensemble work. There will also be some re-staging to adapt to the space at Highgate.

Angharad Ormond

Angharad Ormond has been with the Tower Theatre Company for two years and has been seen on stage as Laura in The Priory, Nell in Little Nell, Daphne in Sailor Beware! and most recently as Cathy Jackson in last summer's hit musical The Return of the Marionettes. She trained at Drama Studio London and other roles include Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Polly Peachum in The Threepenny Opera. Her directing credits include The Trial and Blue Remembered Hills. Kindertransport marks her directional debut for the Tower Theatre. Angharad is also training as a Clinical Psychologist; she brings this experience into her role as director.
Set Design : Kam Bava
Costume Design : Kathleen Morrison
Lighting Design : Rob Irvine
Sound Design : Colin Guthrie
Stage Manager : Laurence Tuerk
Assistant Director : Philippa Rowe

Praise for our March production...

"Superlative production ... Incredible staging and production values and great onstage soundscapes"
"a terrific production - so imaginative and moving"
"spellbinding performances"
"powerful, moving and strikingly, shockingly relevant"
"an outstanding show"
"(an) important play and beautifully done".

The director writes :
Set against the backdrop of the holocaust and the transportation of thousands of Jewish children, Kindertransport deals with the fragile but resilient bond between mothers and daughters. Based on real experiences, it explores separation, identity and the cost of survival.

Diane Samuels' play is a modern classic about one woman's struggle to come to terms with her past. Brutally separated from her German Jewish parents and brought to England with the promise of a new life, nine-year-old Eva ends up in Manchester. When Eva's parents fail to escape Germany, the child changes her name and begins the process of denial of her roots. It is only when her own daughter discovers some letters in their attic that Eva is forced to confront the truth about the past.

Samuels has written the best play about the pain and passion of mother/daughter relationships.

Lynn Gardner, The Guardian

... an extraordinarily skilful and compassionate piece which hauntingly juxtaposes past and present to show the effects of the Holocaust on one family through three generations ...

Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph