Event The Children
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Venue Drama Theatre (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW
First Date 29 March 2018
Last Date 19 May 2018
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description 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.

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Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Name Function Notes
Sarah Peirse Actor
Pamela Rabe Actor
William Zappa Actor
Steve Francis Composer
Elizabeth Gadsby Designer
Sarah Goodes Director
Paul Jackson Lighting Designer
Lucy Kirkwood Playwright
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
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Event Identifier 133048