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The Children

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By Lucy Kirkwood
Directed by Zoe Tuffin
01 August - 29 August [PAST EVENT]
Cremorne Theatre, QPAC


Chernobyl. Fukushima. Three Mile Island. Names all loaded with dread to this day. But what if the fallout from any one of those incidents had been much, much worse?

Hazel and Robin are two retired nuclear scientists living in a cottage on the English coast, still haunted by a disaster at the power station where they used to work, and still living in fear of each click of the Geiger counter. Clutching at normality, they farm, or do yoga, or do their best to keep in touch with the world at large, which has descended into chaos after the apocalypse at the reactor.

When an old colleague turns up at their door, the couple are forced to confront an uncomfortable truth. The Children is a stunning, intense, slow burning drama by one of the UK’s hottest young playwrights.


Designer Adam Gardnir

Lighting Designer Christine Felmingham

Composer/Sound Designer Wil Hughes

Cast Includes: Christine Amor, Toni Scanlan and David Lynch.

Accessibility
Auslan Interpreted Mon 10 Aug, 6:30pm
Audio Described Sat 29 Aug, 2pm

Play Briefing
Mon 27 Jul, 6pm

Night With The Artists
Mon 10 Aug, 6:30pm

Unfortunately Queensland Theatre was forced to cancel this production due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

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