Overview

Synopsis

Pamela Rabe, Sarah Peirse and William Zappa star in the acclaimed Lucy Kirkwood's brilliant and chilling new drama.
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Reviews

4

Ingenious. Compulsively gripping.

The Guardian
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Synopsis

In an isolated cottage on the English coast, two retired nuclear physicists are living a quiet existence. Life is tough, electricity is rationed, and they keep a Geiger counter on hand for good reason. But they have worked all their lives for their retirement and now they are determined to enjoy it. Until one day, an old friend and colleague arrives unexpectedly, bringing memories of the past and a confronting challenge for the future.

Award-winning British playwright Lucy Kirkwood has been described as the most rewarding dramatist of her generation. Her brilliant and chilling new play The Children is an intimate and endearing study of friendship, and the responsibility that each generation faces in leaving a better world for those that follow.

Three of Australia’s favourite leading actors, Pamela Rabe (Wentworth), Sarah Peirse (Switzerland) and William Zappa (Rock ‘n’ Roll) are at the heart of this marvellous play. After directing Joanna Murray-Smith’s unforgettable thriller Switzerland, MTC Associate Director Sarah Goodes is back with a relationship drama that beautifully balances the stark realities of our times with intrigue and humour.


Pamela Rabe discusses the Australian premiere of The Children at the MTC Season 2018 Launch.

Cast & Crew

Sarah Peirse

Sarah Peirse

Rose

William Zappa

William Zappa

Robin

Sarah Goodes

Sarah Goodes

Director

Elizabeth Gadsby

Elizabeth Gadsby

Set & Costume Designer

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Lighting Designer

Steve Francis

Steve Francis

Composer & Sound Designer

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Geraldine Cook-Dafner

Voice & Dialect Coach

News & Reviews

Reviews

4

Ingenious. Compulsively gripping.

The Guardian
4

Kirkwood is the most rewarding dramatist of her generation. Her new play is a richly suggestive and beautifully written piece of work.

The Independent
4

A brilliant, chilling and genuinely provocative new play.

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Attendance Information

  • Contains strong language. Further details regarding this production's content will be available closer to the season. Please call our box office on (03) 8688 0800 for more information.
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