Lucy Kirkwood, who is still only 34, has been described as the most rewarding dramatist of her generation. The Children was the Winner of the 2018 Writers Guild Best Play UK and in the same year she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in its "40 Under 40" initiative. When the play moved to the USA it was nominated for a Best Play Tony Award.
Retired nuclear physicists, Hazel and Robin move to an isolated cottage as the world around them crumbles. One day, Rose, an old friend and former colleague they haven’t seen for many years arrives. She has a challenging request.
Director Lisbeth Rake said: "This rich and beautifully written play is both moving and funny. It examines a long marriage and the way the friendships of youth reverberate in old age whilst provoking questions that will develop in the mind long after the lights have faded."
Production Dates Saturday May 18 - Saturday May 25
Matinee Sunday May 19 4pm
Tickets from £10 available from chesiltheatre.org.uk, 0333 666 3366 (booking fee applies)