A brilliant drama with electric undercurrents
After decades of hard work and raising a family, Hazel and her husband Robin have retired to a cottage by the sea. It’s the idyllic life they always wanted – but there’s a catch.
Not far away, the nuclear power plant they used to work at has been torn apart by a natural disaster. And into their quiet life comes an old friend with a frightening proposition. The fallout will be unpredictable.
Playwright Lucy Kirkwood wowed us with the globe-trotting thriller Chimerica in 2017. Now, with The Children, she’s been heralded as “the most rewarding dramatist of her generation” (The Independent, UK).
The play has been the toast of London and is on its way to Broadway. In it, Kirkwood creates a touching and richly detailed study of three people coming to grips with choices they made decades ago.
We welcome back a superb cast – Pamela Rabe, Sarah Peirse and William Zappa – along with former STC Resident Director Sarah Goodes (Disgraced) to bring us this acclaimed and beautiful new drama.
“Impresses by its capacity to raise big issues; in particular how people in the future will react to the poisoned legacy of the present.” 4 stars The Guardian
Duration 2hrs (no interval)
Content warning Strong language