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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Cast & Creatives

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Reviews

4

These hefty themes are buoyed by wit, humour and beautifully observed characterisations.

The Music
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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 Fukushima-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.


You can also download a copy of the show programme for The Children before you head to the theatre, and a range of other information about the show – ranging from interviews to podcasts – can be found throughout the season here at mtc.com.au/backstage.

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

Geraldine Cook-Dafner

Geraldine Cook-Dafner

Voice & Dialect Coach

News & Reviews

Reviews

4

These hefty themes are buoyed by wit, humour and beautifully observed characterisations.

The Music
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

Three of Australia’s finest actors.

Herald Sun

This powerful play makes you reflect on big questions.

The Age

Venues

Attendance Information

  • Contains mild coarse language, mild sexual references, use of herbal cigarettes and mature themes. For detailed information about the production’s content click here.

  • Hearing Assistance Wheelchair accessible Audio Description Tactile Tour Open Captioning

Sydney Theatre Company
Genovese
Triple R