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The Children

From playwright Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica), a richly detailed study of three people coming to grips with choices made decades ago.

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The Children

Date: 18 Mar 2018

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.

From playwright Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica), a touching and richly detailed study of three people coming to grips with choices they made decades ago.

Pamela Rabe, Sarah Peirse and William Zappa feature.

More? Read Audrey contributor Maxim Boon in conversation with the play’s stars here.

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