Cast announced for THE CHILDREN at the Royal Court Theatre

cw-11418-mediumFrancesca 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 17 November 2016 – 14 January 2017 with Press Night on Thursday 24 November.

Directed by James Macdonald. With design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Peter Mumford.

“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.”

THE CHILDREN plays at the Royal Court from Thursday 17 November 2016 – Saturday 14 January 2017