Overview

Synopsis

Pamela Rabe, Sarah Peirse and William Zappa star in acclaimed playwright 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 idyllic cottage on the British coast, two retired nuclear scientists are enjoying the quiet life. Outside, the world is in chaos after a devastating Fukashima-like disaster. Then one day, an old friend arrives with a frightening proposition. The fallout will be cataclysmic.

Award-winning playwright Lucy Kirkwood’s brilliant new play The Children asks big questions about the responsibility that each generation faces in leaving a better world for the next, with Pamela Rabe (Wentworth), Sarah Peirse (Switzerland) and William Zappa (Rock ‘n’ Roll) balancing the stark realities of our times with intrigue and humour. This Australian premiere is directed by MTC Associate Director Sarah Goodes.


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.

London Theatre

Venues

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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