The Children

Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre’s production of The Children, the new play by Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica), directed by James Macdonald (Top Girls at MTC) starring acclaimed London cast members Francesca Annis, Ron Cook, and Deborah Findlay

The Children will start previews Tuesday, November 28 ahead of a Tuesday, December 12 opening night at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

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Direct from an acclaimed run in London, the powerful Royal Court Theatre production of Lucy Kirkwood’s astonishing new play will make its American debut at MTC with the heralded original cast. In a remote cottage on the lonely British coast, a couple of retired nuclear engineers are living a very quiet life. Outside, the world is in utter chaos following a devastating series of events. When an old friend turns up at their door, they’re shocked to discover the real reason for her visit. The Mail on Sunday calls The Children “beautifully written and superbly acted.” Hailed by The Independent as “the most rewarding dramatist of her generation,” playwright Lucy Kirkwood makes her highly anticipated New York debut. Directing is the award-winning James Macdonald (Top Girls at MTC).

The Children will star the original Royal Court Theatre cast BAFTA Award winner Francesca Annis (BBC’s “Cranford”), Olivier Award nominee Ron Cook (Juno and the Paycock at The Donmar), and Olivier Award winner Deborah Findlay (The National Theatre’s Stanley).

The creative team for The Children will feature Miriam Buether (scenic and costume design), Peter Mumford (lighting design), and Max Pappenheim (sound design).