Our final public show on the 2018-2019 season is a revival of one of our most powerful dramas. Welcome to Kindertransport: The Children’s Train. This musical drama, last seen in 2011, moves its audience directly back to 1930s Europe, where, as the Nazi threat grew, groups of Jewish German, Polish and Czechoslovakian children, amongst others, were evacuated to safety. Many of these children were taken out by special trains that became known as the Kindertransport.
Adult 8€ Students 4€
Welcome to Networks Theatre where we’ve been presenting theatre in English since 1999. For 15 years we’ve brought pantomimes, comedies, musicals, poetry and plays to Orihuela. If you are discovering our work for the first time you’re in for a treat! If you’re already familiar with our shows, welcome back! Our season this year runs from October through to June and brings you 9 shows that illustrate the wide talent pool that we are tapping into from our local community. We look forward to welcoming you to the shows so come and make a night of it!
Networks Theatre is back! Our next offering is a rare theatrical event in the region, KINDERTRANSPORT – THE CHILDREN’S TRAIN created by Nick Moore. This emotional drama is set in Europe in the 1930s. After the pogrom of November 9th, 1938 several European countries opened their borders for children and young people in what was called “Kindertransport”, the transport of children. As the Nazis increased their grip on Germany and Austria, Jewish families were given the chance to evacuate their children to the UK. Around 10,000 young people and children moved to England, while their parents, in many cases, weren’t able to leave. Many of these children never saw their families ever again. There is where our show begins.
With a talented cast of 16 actors the show tells the story of a very dark chapter in human history. This touching drama with songs tells the stories of some of these children. It is superbly acted and will not fail to move you. If you like a powerful night at the theatre, then you can book tickets through our website (click here for booking). That page shows times and prices. The shows are 30, 31 May and 1 June. For more information, call 96 674 02 51 any afternoon.
Kindertransport will be followed by our final show of the season. On 3rd June the Children’s Theatre Course will begin. This summer it’s the turn of The Bamboo Princess, written and directed by Nick Moore. The story is based on a Japanese folk tale in which a couple of elderly peasants find a baby girl inside a bamboo plant and decide to adopt it as if it were their daughter. But that girl is more than just an abandoned baby unbeknownst to them she’s a Moon Princess who will one day return home. The shows will be at the end of our school year on 20th and 21st of June.
Book your tickets now for for Kindertransport: The Children’s Train on our website.
He has been at Networks since 2001, where he has been teaching and working creatively in the theatre. [Bio]
Pedro was born in Orihuela and he started his journey in Networks Theatre back in 1999. [Bio]
His favourite show has been Odysseus because it combined a great soundtrack and script resulting in his first “Rock Concert” Show. [Bio]
Calle San Agustín 25
Orihuela, Alicante 03300
96 674 02 51