12 September 2023

13 September 2023
Old Fire Station, Oxford
40 George Street

12 September to 13 September

40 George Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2AQ
01865 263980
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Kinder by Smoking Apples
Kinder by Smoking Apples

About Kinder by Smoking Apples Theatre

Smoking Apples’ unmissable, multi-award-winning show, Kinder, is bringing its gorgeous and haunting puppetry for teen audiences on tour around England this Autumn.

Winner of two OFFIE awards for Best Production and Best Music/Sound Design for young audiences and the Ettie Award for Best Production (Theatre for Young Audiences), the play is inspired by the real story of Czech Kindertransport – the organised rescue effort of children from Nazi controlled territory before the outbreak of the Second World War.

Kinder highlights the stories of real people from the past: those who have to flee persecution and their homes and the kindness of those who offer them help. The stories it highlights are especially poignant at a time when the world’s refugee crises are at the forefront of our minds and our media. 

Escaping on a Kindertransport train, one small Czech-Jewish girl embarks on a mighty adventure.

Kinder follows young heroine Babi as she crosses Europe and embarks on an epic journey, discovering how even tiny acts of kindness can change the course of a person’s life.

Crossing between the past and present, Babi travels across Europe; from bon bons in Germany to the smell of the sea in Margate, she discovers how tiny acts of kindness can change the course of a person’s life.

Joyful, moving and poignant, Kinder features beautiful tabletop puppetry and cinematic shadow play as Babi tries to assemble the parts of her broken identity to find peace in her future.

Kinder is a multi-award-winning show from puppetry and visual theatre company Smoking Apples inviting you to take a seat inside an immersive set as the story unfolds through a series of playful hatches and openings.


£11.00 – £15.00

Please see important ticketing information below

Ticketing information

Prices: Standard: £13.00 | Pay more: £15.00 | Pay less: £11.00

Duration: 55 minutes 

Age guidance: 9+

Dates & times: Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 September at 5.00pm and 7.30pm


★★★★★ “Unmissable” —Everything Theatre

Good to know

The 7.30pm performance on Tuesday 12 September is a Theatre Club show! It’s a chance to meet other audience members, and discuss the show.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Enterprise Arts Trust.

Kinder by Smoking Apples
Kinder by Smoking Apples
Kinder by Smoking Apples

Image credit: The Other Richard