Directed by Sandra Ish
Written by Luck Kirkwood
February 11-19, 2023
Thu, Fri and Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm
Robin and Hazel, a long-married couple, have retired to a farm by the sea. Their life is self-sufficient and apparently tranquil, until the arrival of an unwelcome figure from the past forces them to contemplate the world beyond their front door. This disturbing, compelling drama, set in the wake of a disaster at the nearby nuclear power plant, considers the personal responsibility of past and present generations for actions that will have profound consequences for our children.
Lucy Kirkwood is an acclaimed playwright and screenwriter. In 2009, Lucy’s play IT FELT EMPTY WHEN THE HEART WENT AT FIRST BUT IT IS ALRIGHT NOW was produced by Clean Break Theatre Company at the Arcola Theatre. The play was nominated for an Evening Standard Award for Best Newcomer and made Lucy joint winner of the 2010 John Whiting Award. NSFW premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2012, starring Janie Dee and Julian Barratt. CHIMERICA premiered at the Almeida Theatre in 2013 and subsequently transferred to the West End, earning Best New Play at the 2014 Olivier and Evening Standard Awards, as well as the Critics Circle Award and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Recent work includes MOSQUITOES (presented by special arrangement with Manhattan Theatre Club), which opened at the National Theatre, London, in summer 2017; and THE CHILDREN, which premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2016. THE CHILDREN opened on Broadway in December 2017.