STARTING a new life proves tough in The Children at Leamington’s Loft Theatre.
In a remote old cottage on the English coast, a couple in their sixties try to start a new life. This is not the retirement they were planning. The world outside is reeling from a disaster at the nuclear power plant the couple used to work at. Life is tough for Hazel and Robin but they keep going.
But the unexpected arrival of a former colleague disrupts their isolation and forces them to reexamine the decisions of their past and the direction of their future.
Lucy Kirkwood’s play premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2016 before transferring to Broadway in 2017 where it was nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Play.
Director William Wilkinson said: “This play grips from the first moment to the last and will stay with you long after the lights have faded on its shocking ending. An apparently simple domestic evening following a nuclear disaster winds you in inexorably to confront the legacy the older generation have bequeathed their children. Lightly written with sharp wit, Lucy Kirkwood’s play provokes questions that will continue to nag at your mind.”
The Children runs from March 16 to 21.
Visit www.lofttheatrecompany.com for tickets and further details.
Child’s play – Sue Moore as Hazel, Lorna Middleton as Rose and Martin Cosgrif as Robin. Picture by Richard Smith Photography.