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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 confronting challenge for the future.

Award-winning British playwright Lucy Kirkwood has been described as the most rewarding dramatist of her generation. Her brilliant and chilling new play The Children is an intimate and endearing study of friendship, and the responsibility that each generation faces in leaving a better world for those that follow.

Three of Australia’s favourite leading actors, Pamela Rabe (Wentworth), Sarah Peirse (Switzerland) and William Zappa (Rock ‘n’ Roll) are at the heart of this marvellous play. After directing Joanna Murray-Smith’s unforgettable thriller Switzerland, MTC Associate Director Sarah Goodes is back with a relationship drama that beautifully balances the stark realities of our times with intrigue and humour.

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