Photo Preview: Moss & Knightley in THE CHILDRENÂ'S HOUR
When a schoolgirl's whisper spreads, it triggers a chain of events with extraordinary consequences. Karen Wright (Keira Knightley) and Martha Dobie (Elisabeth Moss) run a girls' boarding school in 1930s New England, where they become entangled in a devastating story of deceit, shame and courage. Banned in London and several cities across America, The Children's Hour received its world premiere on Broadway in 1934. Generations on, its potent exploration of a culture of fear remains startlingly relevant.
The cast comprises Ellen Burstyn (Amelia Tilford), Nancy Crane (Agatha), Amy Dawson (Rosalie Wells), Isabel Ellison (Catherine), Bryony Hannah (Mary Tilford), Carol Kane (Lily Mortar), Keira Knightley (Karen Wright), Tobias Menzies (Doctor Joseph Cardin) and Elizabeth Moss (Martha Dobie) who are joined by Lisa Backwell (Evelyn Munn), Isabella Brazier-Jones (Helen Burton), Poppy Carter (Janet), Marama Corlett (Lois Fisher), Nancy Crane (Agatha), Amy Dawson (Rosalie Wells), Isabel Ellison (Catherine), Nathan Nolan (Grocery Boy) and Eve Ponsonby (Peggy Rogers).
Listings Information THE CHILDREN'S HOUR
Dates: 22 January - 2 April 2011
Press Night: Press night 9 February at 7.00pm
Address: Comedy Theatre, Panton Street, London SW1Y 4DN
Performances: Monday - Saturday at 7.30pm, Wednesday & Saturdays at 2.30pm
No matinee on Wednesday 9 February at 2.30pm
Replacement matinee on Tuesday 8 February at 2.30pm
Ticket prices: £15 - £60
Box Office: 0844 871 7622
Photo credit: Michael Birt