Hertford Dramatic & Operatic Society

Registered charity 271065

The Children

Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd June 2024

The Studio Theatre, Hertford


The Children is a fantastic play first staged at the Royal Court in 2017 ranked by The Guardian at number three in their list of the 50 best plays of this century. It is a proper intelligent drama dealing with serious questions, but with lots of sparky wit and barbed humour in the dialogue.

It features a cast of two women and one man. Playing ages for all three is 60s or older.

It’s set in the kitchen of a ramshackle cottage on the coast, close to a nuclear power station at which the three characters, all retired physicists, had worked together thirty-odd years ago. The action unfolds in real time in a single scene with no interval over the course of the play’s 90-minute length