CHILDREN, THE by Lucy Kirkwood, Royal Court, London

by Lusy Kirkwood

Royal Court, London. December 13, 2016—January 14, 2017

“At our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit.”

Two retired nuclear scientists in an isolated cottage by the sea as the world around them crumbles.

Together they are going to live forever on yogurt and yoga, until an old friend arrives with a frightening request.

“Do you want to call your children?”


“To let them know your plans.”

★ ★ ★ ★

'Raises profound questions about whether having children sharpens, or diminishes, one’s sense of social responsibility.'

Michael Billington Read full review

★ ★ ★ ★

'Lucy Kirkwood is the most rewarding dramatist of her generation.'

Paul Taylor 

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ISBN: 9781848426184
Availability: Special Order
Published: Nick Hern Books - September 12th, 2017