The Children

By Lucy Kirkwood

This production was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 lockdown.

Chernobyl. Fukushima. Three Mile Island. Names all loaded with dread to this day. But what if the fallout from any one of those incidents had been much, much worse?

Hazel and Robin are two retired nuclear scientists living in a cottage on the English coast, still haunted by a disaster at the power station where they used to work, and still living in fear of each click of the Geiger counter. Clutching at normality, they farm, or do yoga, or do their best to keep in touch with the world at large, which has descended into chaos after the apocalypse at the reactor.

When an old colleague turns up at their door, the couple are forced to confront an uncomfortable truth. The Children is a stunning, intense, slow burning drama by one of the UK's hottest young playwrights.

Director: Zoë Tuffin

Designer: Adam Gardnir

Lighting Designer: Christine Felmingham

Composer/Sound Designer: Wil Hughes

Cast: Christine Amor, Toni Scanlan, and David Lynch 


A Queensland Theatre Production, Cremorne Theatre, QPAC, 2020

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