AMPAG, Queensland Theatre Queensland Theatre:The Children

The Children

Image Credits: Queensland Theatre

August 2020

Thu 06 

Queensland Theatre

Queensland Theatre

Cremorne Theatre QPAC

Brisbane

 
 

Chernobyl. Fukushima. Three Mile Island. Names all loaded with dread to this day. But what if the fallout from any one of those incidents had been much, much worse?

Hazel and Robin are two retired nuclear scientists living in a cottage on the English coast, still haunted by a disaster at the power station where they used to work, and still living in fear of each click of the Geiger counter. Clutching at normality, they farm, or do yoga, or do their best to keep in touch with the world at large, which has descended into chaos after the apocalypse at the reactor.

When an old colleague turns up at their door, the couple are forced to confront an uncomfortable truth. The Children is a stunning, intense, slowburning drama by one of the UK’s hottest young playwrights.