Synopsis: The Children

Date posted: 18 Sep 2017Author: STC Production: The Children

Pamela Rabe (Photo: Rene Vaile)

It's a summer evening in a small cottage on the east coast of England. Hazel and her husband Robin have retired here for a quiet life – he tends to some cows, she has time for yoga. 

But, not long ago, their seaside idyll was disrupted by a powerful natural disaster. An earthquake and the tsunami which followed have torn apart the nearby nuclear power plant. Rolling blackouts are now common place and there's an exclusion zone around the plant.

Into this situation steps Rose, an old friend and colleague of Hazel and Robin. As the three of them reconnect, secrets and past infidelities are revealed. But the greatest challenge to their friendship is still to come. In a new climate of scarcity, survival is everything.



The Children, 29 Mar – 19 May 2018, Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House

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