Previews Begin: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Opening Night: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Direct from an acclaimed run in London, the powerful Royal Court Theatre production of Lucy Kirkwood’s astonishing new play will make its American debut at MTC with the heralded original cast. In a remote cottage on the lonely British coast, a couple of retired nuclear engineers are living a very quiet life. Outside, the world is in utter chaos following a devastating series of events. When an old friend turns up at their door, they’re shocked to discover the real reason for her visit. The Mail on Sunday calls The Children “beautifully written and superbly acted.” Hailed by The Independent as “the most rewarding dramatist of her generation,” playwright Lucy Kirkwood makes her highly anticipated New York debut. Directing is the award-winning James Macdonald (Top Girls at MTC).
The Children stars the original Royal Court Theatre cast: BAFTA Award winner Francesca Annis (BBC’s “Cranford”), two-time Olivier Award nominee Ron Cook (Juno and the Paycock at The Donmar), and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Deborah Findlay (National Theatre’s Stanley).
The Children is a Royal Court Theatre production.
Lead support for The Children has been provided by MTC’s Producing Fund Partner, Andrew Martin-Weber. Additional support for The Children is provided by The Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater. The Children is the recipient of a Berwin Lee New Play Commission.
Photo: Johan Persson/ArenaPAL for Royal Court Theatre.
American premiere by Lucy Kirkwood
Directed by James Macdonald
With Francesca Annis, Ron Cook, Deborah Findlay