Matinee Sunday May 19 4pm
Reading Friday March 8 7.45pm
Auditions Saturday March 9 4pm
Sunday March 10 7.45pm
It usually takes many years before a new play is released for amateur performance. The Chesil Theatre, Winchester is delighted, therefore that it has been granted the rights to present Lucy Kirkwood's The Children in May 2019
The play was the Winner of the 2018 Writers’ Guild Best Play Award and nominated for a Tony when it moved to the Broadway USA.
Lucy Kirkwood, who was only 32 when she wrote the play, has been described as one of the most rewarding dramatists of her generation. In The Children she has created three finely drawn characters, all in their sixties. Two retired nuclear physicists Hazel and Robin move to an isolated cottage near the sea as the world around them crumbles. One day there’s a new arrival, Rose, an old friend and former colleague they haven’t seen for many years. Why has she come and why does she seem to know her way round the cottage?
Director Lisbeth Rake said: "This rich and beautifully written play is both moving and funny whilst provoking questions that will develop in the mind long after the lights have faded."