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The Children

24 Aug - 15 Sep

Heath Ledger Theatre

Charged with intensity, The Children is an atomic drama about social responsibility, and what we leave behind for the generations that follow.

  • “A richly suggestive and beautifully written piece of work”

    The Independent

The Children

TONY AWARD NOMINATION FOR BEST PLAY

WINNER OF BEST PLAY AT THE 2018 UK WRITERS’ GUILD AWARDS

Robin and Hazel, two retired nuclear scientists, live a quiet existence in their isolated cottage on the coast. They’ve been there ever since the disaster. Electricity is rationed and radiation fills the air, but it’s peaceful.

That is, until old friend and colleague, Rose, arrives on their doorstep, bringing with her a past Robin and Hazel had tried to leave behind.

But the memories of unspoken love affairs are not nearly as challenging as Rose’s frightening proposal for their future…

Charged with intensity, The Children is an atomic drama about social responsibility, and what we leave behind for the generations that follow.

SAVER PERFORMANCES (Tue/Wed evenings & Wed/Sat Matinees)

  • Premium
    • $100.00 Adult
  • A Reserve
    • $90.00 Adult
    • $80.00 Concession
    • $45.00 Student
  • B Reserve
    • $79.00 Adult
    • $69.00 Concession
    • $45.00 Student
  • C Reserve
    • $35.00 Adult

STANDARD PERFORMANCES (Thu/Fri/Sat evenings & Sundays)

  • Premium
    • $119.00 Adult
  • A Reserve
    • $99.00 Adult
    • $90.00 Concession
    • $45.00 Student
  • B Reserve
    • $85.00 Adult
    • $75.00 Concession
    • $45.00 Student
  • C Reserve
    • $35.00 Adult

PREVIEW PERFORMANCES

  • A Reserve
    • $75.00 Adult
    • $70.00 Concession
    • $40.00 Student
  • B Reserve
    • $65.00 Adult
    • $60.00 Concession
    • $40.00 Student
  • C Reserve
    • $35.00 Adult

$30 UNDER 30

  • If you are between 17 and 30 years old, you can enjoy great theatre at great value with $30 tickets on B and C Reserve seats, subject to availability. Limit 2 $30 tickets per order.

PRICING & FEE INFORMATION

  • For group bookings phone (08) 6212 9300 or email learn@blackswantheatre.com.au - special discount pricing for schools with an ICSEA ranking of < 1000 and /or < 300 students.
  • Demand-based pricing may see prices increase or decrease at any time and occur without notice. Such alterations do not entitle you to a refund or adjustment for ticket purchases prior to the revised pricing.

Dates

24 Aug - 15 Sep

Venue

Heath Ledger Theatre

Pricing

Tickets between $30.00 - $119.00

Duration

1 hour 40 mins (no interval) (TBC)

Content Warning

Contains coarse language and strong themes of death.

For additional content warnings, please click here.

Wheelchair accessible venue

Audio description & Tactile tour

Open captioned show

Closed captioned show

Auslan signed performance

Use the calendar below to view the dates of accessibility services available for this production. Further access information and seat guides can be found via the Accessibility Page.

Schedule

Key

Selling Fast

Performance Type

Accessible Shows

Audio description and tactile tour

Auslan signed performance

Captioned

Key

Selling Fast

August

September

Accessible Shows

Audio description and tactile tour

Auslan signed performance

Captioned

Artists

Nicola Bartlett

Nicola Bartlett

Cast

Humphrey Bower

Humphrey Bower

Cast

Caroline Brazier

Caroline Brazier

Cast

Lucy Kirkwood

Lucy Kirkwood

Writer

Mel Cantwell

Mel Cantwell

Director

Bruce McKinven

Bruce McKinven

Set & Costume Designer

Matthew Marshall

Matthew Marshall

Lighting Designer

Rachael Dease

Rachael Dease

Composer & Sound Designer

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