From left: Madison Fisher, Harry Pering and Margaret Shearman in Surrey Little Theatre’s production of ‘Homechild.’ Submitted photo by Graham Bryan.

‘Homechild’ opens at Surrey Little Theatre April 20

Drama examines life of child sent to Canada from Great Britain as part of child migration scheme

Homechild, opening on Surrey Little Theatre’s stage on April 20, is a drama that examines the life of one of the hundreds of little children who were sent to Canada from Great Britain as part of a massive child migration scheme that began in the mid-1800s and continued until the mid-1900s.

The play was written by Joan MacLeod, a Canadian Governor General’s Award-winning playwright, and is directed by the mother and daughter team of June and Jacq Ainsworth.

“This play deals with two generations’ ongoing struggles to connect with each other,” said director Jacq Ainsworth. “The lingering yearning, the inconsolable loss, the anxiety-ridden denial; these all sound like subjects too heavy for an enjoyable night of theatre, but something in Joan Macleod’s ability to capture the sweet, the amusing, and the genuine in her characters, transforms a heavy, sad truth into a beautiful, gentle and healing exploration of old wounds.”

This play is Surrey Little Theatre’s entry into the Fraser Valley Zone Festival in White Rock in May. The play that wins the Zone goes on to compete at the provincial level at Theatre BC’s Mainstage in Vernon in July. Surrey Little Theatre’s entry in the 2016 competitions, The Last Lifeboat written by Luke Yankee and directed by Dale Kelly, won the Zone Festival and went on to win the provincial competition as well.

Homechild can be seen at Surrey Little Theatre, located at 7027 184 St., from April 20 to May 20 – Thursdays to Saturdays at 8 p.m., with three Sunday matinees: April 30 and May 7 and 14 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $17 but there is a special promotion on April 20 and 21 and the tickets for those two performances are $10.

Tickets are selling quickly and April 21 and 22 are already sold out.

For reservations call 604-576-8451; email; or go to

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