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.
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.
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These hefty themes are buoyed by wit, humour and beautifully observed characterisations.
Kirkwood is the most rewarding dramatist of her generation. Her new play is a richly suggestive and beautifully written piece of work.
Three of Australia’s finest actors.
This powerful play makes you reflect on big questions.
Contains mild coarse language, mild sexual references, use of herbal cigarettes and mature themes. For detailed information about the production’s content click here.