Three of Australia’s finest actors, Pamela Rabe (Wentworth), Sarah Peirse (Switzerland) and William Zappa (Rock ‘n’ Roll), star in Melbourne Theatre Company and Sydney Theatre Company’s Australian premiere co-production of The Children – an incisive drama about the responsibility each generation faces in leaving a better world for those that follow.
In an isolated cottage on the English coast, two retired nuclear physicists are living a quiet existence. Life is tough, electricity is rationed, and they keep a Geiger counter on hand for good reason. But they have worked all their lives for their retirement and now they are determined to enjoy it. Until one day, an old friend and colleague arrives unexpectedly, bringing memories of the past and a frightening challenge for the future.
Feb 3 – March 10