The Algarveans Experimental Theatre group’s choice of play for the autumn production has frequently been in the top 10 most-performed productions by amateur theatre groups in recent years.
Kindertransport by Diane Samuels tells the story of a young German Jewish girl, Eva, who is sent by her parents on the Kindertransport to start a new life with a foster family in Britain just before the outbreak of World War II. Over forty years later she has changed her name to Evelyn and denied her roots but when her own daughter discovers some old letters and photos in the attic, Eva is forced to confront the truth about who she really is and reveal a dark secret that she has done everything to keep hidden.
The Algarveans are holding workshops, for anyone who is interested in involving themselves either on or off stage with this production, on May 25 and June 1 at 7.45pm at the Lagoa Bombeiros’ hall.
The director, Chris Winstanley, will talk everyone through the play giving everyone the opportunity to explore the characters and learn more about the Kindertransport phenomenon which brought over 10,000 children from Germany and Eastern Europe to the UK. The workshops will finish around 9.30pm and then there will be an opportunity to chat socially at Chill Inside near the Lagoa Auditorium.
Auditions will be held on June 8 at 7.30pm, again at the Lagoa Bombeiros’ hall however, if anyone cannot make that date an alternative date can be arranged to ensure that everyone can audition.
There will be rehearsals until July 15, recommencing as of September 7 up to show week which is the week of November 20, at the Lagoa Auditorium.
For more information please contact Chris Winstanley on 919 198 840 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org