Fri 11 – Sat 19 November 2016 (not Sun 13)


by Diane Samuels

Directed by Jessica-Ann Jenner

January 1939: Eva Schlesinger, a young Jewish girl is placed onto a train in Germany and sent to England to escape the threat of the Nazis.  Haunted by the shadow of the “ratcatcher” from her favourite story book and the guilt of her own survival, Eva arrives in Manchester to begin a new life. Over thirty years later, a young woman opens a box in an attic in London. Inside is a photo of Eva Schlesinger which will change her life forever.

As an estimated 600 children wait without their families in the refugee camp in Calais, hoping that families will take them in. Diane Samuels’ play, first published in 1995, has never been more relevant.

CAST (in order of appearance)

Helga : Hilary Cordery

Eva : Edie Nelson

Faith : Nomi Bailey

Evelyn : Julie Binysh

Lil : Heather Wain

Ratcatcher : Richard Stewart

BOOK TICKETS (Non-members can book tickets from Fri 11 Oct 2016)