KINDERTRANSPORT - Did you know? #1
Diane Samuels, playwright of Kindertransport, was born into a Jewish family in Liverpool in 1960.
She studied history and continued with a post-graduate certificate in drama, following on with five years as a drama teacher in inner London secondary schools and also as an education officer at the Unicorn Theatre for children.
Since 1988 she has been a full-time playwright, writing Kindertransport in 1993.
Included amongst her works is the musical, written with singer-songwriter Gwyneth Herbert, The A-Z of Mrs P which tells the story of Phyllis Pearsall and her creation of the London A to Z street maps.