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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.
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Kirkwood is the most rewarding dramatist of her generation. Her new play is a richly suggestive and beautifully written piece of work.
A brilliant, chilling and genuinely provocative new play.
Completely successful as an eco-thriller, bristling with chills and suspense. An astonishment.