September 17 - October 13, 2019

The Children

by Lucy Kirkwood

Show Info

★ ★ ★ ★ “The Children should be seen for its simple take on powerful questions” —CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

“It’s a gripping, thought-provoking play…brave and rewarding…” —TIMES COLONIST

“…slow burn thriller..brilliantly acted, crisply directed and designed to get the mind racing…” —CBC RADIO

“richly suggestive and beautifully written…Kirkwood is the most rewarding dramatist of her generation.” —THE INDEPENDENT (LONDON)

“tantalizingly hard to define…it is very English, somewhat menacing, and often funny.” —TIME OUT LONDON

★ ★ ★ ★ “This is sci-fi kitted out with real people, real dilemmas, real scope. It’s really good.” —TIME OUT NEW YORK

“… astonishing and thrilling…bristling with chills and suspense.” —NEW YORK TIMES

The cost of friendship. The price of progress.

Robin and Hazel are two retired nuclear scientists, living in a seaside cottage on the east coast of England. But all is not as it seems. Their electricity is restricted to evenings, and they have a Geiger counter in the kitchen. On a warm summer’s evening, Rose, an old friend and colleague arrives from America with a startling request.

WHY I CHOSE THIS PLAY
Award-winning playwright Lucy Kirkwood’s brilliant play asks big questions about the responsibility we face to leave a better world for the next generation. How do we reconcile our mistakes with their impact on the future, and who is meant to clean up after us? —MICHAEL SHAMATA

RUNNING TIME – THE CHILDREN IS 90 MINUTES WITH NO INTERMISSION

ENHANCED PERFORMANCES

Free Childcare Matinees: September 29 at 2pm | October 12 at 4pm

VocalEye Described Performance: October 6 at 2pm

 

 

Video – The Children – Scene

THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood from Belfry Theatre on Vimeo.

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Video – Lucy Kirkwood Interview

 

Upstage Magazine – The Children

Cast & Artists

    • Nancy Palk
    • Hazel
    • Brenda Robins
    • Rose
    • Joseph Ziegler
    • Robin
    • Lucy Kirkwood
    • Playwright
    • Michael Shamata
    • Director
    • Christina Poddubiuk
    • Designer
    • Alan Brodie
    • Lighting Designer
    • Tobin Stokes
    • Composer / Sound Designer
    • Jennifer Swan
    • Stage Manager
    • Carissa Sams
    • Assistant Stage Manager
    • Molly McDowell-Powlowski
    • Assistant Director (participation made possible through the Belfry’s Emerging Artist Enhancement Program, funded by the RBC Emerging Artists Project).