Hertford Dramatic & Operatic Society

Registered charity 271065


The Children

Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd June 2024

The Studio Theatre, Hertford

Synopsis

"We're not dead yet my love. Our age, you have to show no fear to Death, it's like bulls, you can't run away or they'll charge. You've got to keep grabbing him by the lapels, poking him in the eye and saying: not yet mate. I've got your number, boyo.”

Two retired scientists in an isolated cottage by the sea as the world around them crumbles. Together they are going to live forever on yoghurt and yoga, until an old friend arrives, and nothing can stay the same. Originally staged at The Royal Court Theatre in 2017, The Children is ranked at number 3 in The Guardian’s best 50 plays of this century.

"Sly. Gripping. Darkly Funny." - The Times

"A richly suggestive and beautifully written piece of work.... Kirkwood is the most rewarding dramatist of her generation." - The Independent

Cast

Rose - Kat Rogers
Hazel - Jan Palmer Sayer
Robin - Jim Markey

Production Team

Stage Manager - Richard Edgar
ASM - Sue Hantke
Lighting and Sound - Andrew Coyston
Set build lead - Graham Lay
Set Design - Sophie Bennett
Wardrobe - Penny Coyston
Rehearsal Prompt - Pat Steadman
Props TBC
Choreographer TBC