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The Children - 2017 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Direct from an acclaimed run in London, the powerful Royal Court Theatre production of Lucy Kirkwood's astonishing new play will make its American debut at MTC with the heralded original cast. In a remote cottage on the lonely British coast, a couple of retired nuclear engineers are living a very quiet life. Outside, the world is in utter chaos following a devastating series of events. When an old friend turns up at their door, they're shocked to discover the real reason for her visit. The Mail on Sunday calls The Children "beautifully written and superbly acted." Hailed by The Independent as "the most rewarding dramatist of her generation," playwright Lucy Kirkwoodmakes her highly anticipated New York debut. Directing is the award-winning James MacDonald (TOP GIRLS at MTC).

The Children will star the original Royal Court Theatre cast BAFTA Award winner Francesca Annis (BBC's "Cranford"), Olivier Award nominee Ron Cook (Juno and the Paycock at The Donmar), and Olivier Award winner Deborah Findlay (RSC's Stanley).

The creative team for The Children will feature Miriam Buether (scenic and costume design), Peter Mumford (lighting design), and Max Pappenheim (sound design)


American Premiere
Run Type: Limited Run
Market: Broadway
Previews: November 28, 2017
Closing: February 04, 2018

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (Broadway)

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Featured Reviews For The Children

"The Children" is a very small play about some very big things; profound, in fact, with its life and death matters. And yet this provocative British 3-hander, so brilliantly performed, could probably have gone a bit smaller. With its slightly tilted set, we're tipped off right from the start that something's not quite right here. For the characters, this is the new normal following a massive disaster that brings to mind the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima.

Aisle Review: Don’t Drink the Water - Huffington Post
And here, from Manhattan Theatre Club via the Royal Court, comes another doomsday play. Lucy Kirkwood's The Children is a sturdy drama; interesting, arresting, and enigmatic enough to hold interest for its almost two-hour running time. It has crossed the sea intact, importing director James Macdonald, his design team, and his cast of three. All do a fine job, making The Children a worthwhile evening in the theatre. But is worthwhile, one wonders, enough?


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The Children Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has The Children been nominated for?
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What other awards has The Children been nominated for?
Outstanding New Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Children.

What awards has The Children been nominated for?
Outstanding New Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Children.

What productions of The Children have there been?
The Children has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 2017.

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