Lucy Kirkwood, Francesca Annis, Ron Cook, Deborah Findlay, and James MacDonald​


​Francesa Annis, Ron Cook, and Deborah Findlay ​


Direct from an acclaimed run in London, the powerful Royal Court Theatre production of Lucy Kirkwood’s astonishing new play will make its American debut at MTC (Manhattan Theatre Club) with the heralded original cast.
In a remote cottage on the lonely British coast, a couple of retired nuclear engineers are living a very quiet life. Outside, the world is in utter chaos following a devastating series of events. When an old friend turns up at their door, they’re shocked to discover the real reason for her visit. The Mail on Sunday calls The Children “beautifully written and superbly acted.” Hailed by The Independentas “the most rewarding dramatist of her generation,” playwright Lucy Kirkwood makes her highly anticipated New York debut. Directing is the award-winning James MacDonald.

Deborah Findlay

Francesca Annis

Previews begin November 28, opening is December 12 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
The Children will star the original Royal Court Theatre cast BAFTA Award winner Francesca Annis  (BBC’s “Cranford”), Olivier Award nominee Ron Cook  ( Juno and the Paycock at The Donmar), and Olivier Award winner Deborah Findlay (The National Theatre’s Stanley).
Photos: Maya Werner