“At our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit.”
Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay have been cast in Lucy Kirkwood’s new play The Children which runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. The Children is a Berwin-Lee commission, and sees 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.
Lucy Kirkwood is an acclaimed writer, known for NSFW, Chimerica, Hansel & Gretel, Beauty & The Beast and her work on the cult TV series Skins. Director James MacDonald is a Royal Court veteran, serving as Artistic Director to 2007, with shows including Escaped Alone, The Wolf From The Door, Circle Mirror Transformation, Love And Information. He also directed the West End productions of The Father and Glengarry Glenn Ross.
You can find out more about The Children on the Royal Court website here.