The Little Theatre, Dunstable Rep

Hay Fever

by Noel Coward

The Nazis seizing power in the 1930s was the start of a huge escalation in anti-semitic activity in Germany. After Kristallnacht the Movement for the Care of Children from Germany was formed and before the outbreak of war just nine months later, over 10,000 unaccompanied children were rescued on the Kindertransport trains.

This play is set in the early 1980s in an attic. Everything that occurs in the play takes place inside the attic as a mother (Evelyn) and her daughter (Faith) sort though some of the things stored there. The story of one of those ‘Kinder’, a girl named Eva slowly unfolds.

Central to the play are the relationships between three mothers and their daughters; the relationship between the kindertransport child (Eva) and her mother in Germany (Helga), the relationship between Evelyn and her daughter Faith, and the relationship between the Eva and her English adoptive mother, Lil.

Our 2017/18 Season

Ladies in Lavender

By Shaun McKenna
Director: Alan Goss
22 — 30 September 2017

Hay Fever

By Noel Coward
Director: Alistair Brown
17 — 25 November 2017

Jane Eyre

By Willis Hall
Director: Christine Rayment
19 — 27 January 2018

The Memory of Water

By Shelagh Stephenson
Director: Alan Clarke
9 — 17 March 2018

Happy Jack

By John Godber
Director: Angela Goss
11 — 19 May 2018

Perfect Wedding

By Robin Hawdon
Director: Adam Croft
6 — 14 July 2018