The Children by Lucy Kirkwood

Directed by Mat Rees

Studio:       11-15 February 2020 @ 7:30


Committee Liaison: Fran Lewis


Retired people are like nuclear power stations. They like to live by the sea.’



Two ageing nuclear scientists in an isolated cottage on the coast, as the world around them crumbles. Then an old friend arrives with a frightening request.

Hazel and Robin are two retired nuclear scientists living in a coastal cottage in the wake of a disaster at a local power station, seeking to preserve a semblance of normality.

Even though electricity is rationed and a Geiger counter is on hand to check for signs of radiation, Robin now farms, the super-organised Hazel practises yoga and the pair keep in touch with their eldest daughter, who still needs them and who Hazel is unable to let go.

But when Rose, a fellow nuclear physicist whom they haven’t seen for 38 years, suddenly turns up, their precariously ordered existence is disrupted.

Has Rose come to reignite her old affair with Robin or does she have some darker purpose?

If you have any questions, give me a shout.


Mat Rees / 07957593155


or Production Manager:

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