The Children


Writers: Lucy Kirkwood


Lucy Kirkwood’s The Children was inspired by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear explosion in Japan. The play premiered in the West End at the Royal Court Theatre in 2016 and starred Francesca Annis, Deborah Findlay, and Ron Cook. It transferred to Broadway in November 2017 with the same cast, and received two Tony Award nominations for Best Play and Best Featured Actress in a Play (for Deborah Findlay).

The Children premiered in Australia in 2018, winning the 2018 Helpmann Award for Best Play.

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