The Children

After a nuclear disaster at the nearby power plant where they used to work, married couple Hazel and Robin are approached by their colleague Rose.

Play title: The Children

Author (s): Lucy Kirkwood

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

Publication Date: November 17, 2016

Genre: Drama

Primary Discipline: Physics (Nuclear)

Secondary Discipline: Conservation

Scientist (s): Fictional

Source Texts: Unknown

Character Breakdown: 2 Female, 1 Male.

Rose, Robin and Deborah.

Setting: Cottage by the sea near a nuclear plant that has melted down, on British coast

Time Period: Undetermined

Synopsis of Play: After a nuclear disaster at the nearby power plant where they used to work, married couple Hazel and Robin are approached by their colleague Rose. Through discussions of the past, future, and the new world they live in, she invites them to join her and other colleagues to help restore the power plant instead of the newcomers who are currently trying.

First Performance Date: 17 November 2016

First Producer: James MacDonald

Performance History: Royal Court Theater, 2016 starring Francesca Annis as Rose, Ron Cook as Robin, and Deborah Findlay as Hazel. Written by Lucy Kirkwood, designed by Miriam Buether, Lighting Designed by Peter Mumford, and Sound Designed by Max Pappenheim. Set to open on Broadway November 28th, 2017.

Links:

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Lucy-Kirkwoods-THE-CHILDREN-Set-to-Transfer-to-Broadway-This-Fall-with-London-Cast-ACTUALLY-Will-Open-Off-Broadway-20170322

https://royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/the-children/

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/dec/04/the-children-review-lucy-kirkwood-royal-court-baby-boomers

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/nov/25/children-review-lucy-kirkwood-royal-court

Entered by: Chris Duncan and Autumn Robinson

Autumn Robinson is a sophomore at Christopher Newport University majoring in American Studies and History with a minor in Leadership with no concept of time.

Chris Duncan is a sophomore at Christopher Newport University. He studies Psychology and aspires to be an Army Officer. He has two dogs, Pepper and Jenni.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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