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.

Attendance Information

  • Contains mild coarse language, mild sexual references, use of herbal cigarettes and mature themes.

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Source: Melbourne Theatre


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by Lucy Kirkwood

3 February-10 March 2018 Southbank Theatre, The Sumner
29 March-19 May 2018 Sydney Opera House

Duration: 1 hour and 55 minutes, no interval