The Children

by Lucy Kirkwood

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Thu 17 Nov - Sat 14 Jan 2017

“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.”

Royal Court Theatre commissioned The Children with a generous grant from the Berwin Lee New Play Commission.

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At the Royal Court no piece of work we premiere has ever been seen before and the first few performances in front of an audience are the final part of a long creative process that starts with the playwright. We need the audiences’ feedback to complete this and have decided to open up the first three previews in a new way to make this an integral part of the process. As a result we will be inviting online feedback from audience members who attend First Look performances so they can share what they think with the artistic team, therefore influencing the final piece.

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