The Children 8-29 May

The Children

The Children 8-29 May

Written by Lucy Kirkwood. Directed by Stuart Halusz. Featuring Jenny Davis, Vivienne Garrett, Andrew Lewis.
A star cast examines with humour, hope and courage, what it means to take responsibility for your past and do something big for the future.

Retired nuclear physicists Hazel (Jenny Davis) and Robin (Andrew Lewis) are living a quiet life in their British seaside cottage. Apart from the electricity rationing, daily radiation warnings and coastal erosion, everything with them is fine. Around them however, the world is in chaos, with the fallout of a nuclear power plant meltdown threatening their very existence. When old friend and colleague Rose (Vivienne Garrett) arrives unexpectedly, their future and past lives collide as they debate the present and the challenges they face.

Featuring a diamond cast of West Australian favourites in an award-winning play by “the most rewarding dramatist of her generation” (The Independent, UK), this provocative and powerful story skilfully addresses the importance of legacy, generational responsibilities and the environmental impact on the planet of human activity.

Prompted by the Fukoshima disaster in 2011, Lucy Kirwood has delivered the world a powerful and taut three-hander which brims with wit and is a perfect play for our times.

Stuart Halusz, Artistic Director THEATRE 180, says, “An enormous hit on London, New York, Sydney and Melbourne stages, I am thrilled to be able to now bring this important story to WA audiences. A dream cast and clever design will have you asking the big questions about the actions we all need to take now to ensure a safe future for ourselves and our children’s children.”

Duration 90min (no interval)

SEASON DATES  8 – 29 May

This show is part of THEATRE 180’s ‘One Act x 2’ program (The Children & I and You). To purchase the two show package you will need to purchase tickets for each show separately (via each show’s booking link) and when you get to the checkout page for each booking enter the promo code T180-DOUBLEBILL. This will apply the discount.

This production is made possible through project funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Image: Stewart Thorpe Photography

 

Click on '+' symbol for individual dates and times. Burt Hall, 38 St Georges Terrace, Perth, 8-29 May.

08 May 2021

10 May 2021

  • 2:00 pm

11 May 2021

  • 11:00 am

12 May 2021

  • 5:30 pm

13 May 2021

  • 2:00 pm

14 May 2021

  • 2:00 pm

15 May 2021

  • 5:30 pm

18 May 2021

  • 11:00 am

19 May 2021

  • 8:00 pm

20 May 2021

  • 5:30 pm

21 May 2021

  • 2:00 pm

22 May 2021

  • 8:00 pm

25 May 2021

  • 11:00 am

26 May 2021

  • 5:30 pm

27 May 2021

  • 8:00 pm

28 May 2021

  • 2:00 pm

29 May 2021

  • 2:00 pm
  • 8:00 pm

The Team

Writer

Lucy Kirkwood

Director

Stuart Halusz

Cast

Jenny Davis
Vivienne Garrett
Andrew Lewis

Set/Costume Designer

Matthew Raven

Sound Designer

Noah Ivulich

Lighting Designer

Garry Ferguson

Production Manager

Garry Ferguson

Stage Manager

Hugo Aguilar Lopez

Assistant Stage Manager

Rachael Canning

Accent Coach

Luzita Fereday

Movement Coach and Choreographer

Claudia Alessi

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