The Children (New York)

By Lucy Kirkwood

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Tue 28 Nov - Sun 04 Feb 2018

The Children, written by Lucy Kirkwood and directed by James Macdonald transfers to Manhattan Theatre Club from November 2017. For more details click here

“Retired people are like nuclear power stations. We like to live by the sea.”

Two retired nuclear scientists in an isolated cottage by the sea as the world around them crumbles.

Together they are going to live forever on yogurt and yoga, until an old friend arrives with a frightening request.

“At our time of life we simply cannot deal with this shit.”

★ ★ ★ ★

"Unsettling and provocative"

Time Out NY Read full review

"As disturbing to replay in your imagination as it is to see in the first place"

New York Times Read full review

“The playwright has a gift for realism, with actors to match it"

Entertainment Weekly

“Interesting, arresting, and enigmatic”

Huffington Post

“Thought-provoking and haunting drama about legacies and how the past always catches up with the present”

NY Daily News

★ ★ ★ ★

"Grips compulsively."

Michael Billington, The Guardian Read full review

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"A richly suggestive and beautifully written piece of work.... Kirkwood is the most rewarding dramatist of her generation."

Paul Taylor, The Independent Read full review

★ ★ ★ ★

"A witty, slippery play of debate as well as an engaging character study."

Natasha Tripney, The Stage Read full review

★ ★ ★ ★

"All kinds of undercurrents swirl beneath the conversational ebbs and flows, by turns convivial and toxic."

Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph Read full review

★ ★ ★ ★

"This is sci-fi kitted out with real people, real dilemmas, real scope. It’s really good."

Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out Read full review

★ ★ ★ ★

"Played beautifully by a brilliant cast."

Matt Trueman, What's On Stage Read full review

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