Anna Kirke / The Children

Anna Kirke / The Children


The brilliant ANNA KIRKE opens tonight in THE CHILDREN at Vienna’s English Theatre, playing 13th September – 19th October.

U.K. Writers’ Guild Award 2018 for Best Play.

In a remote cottage on the British East coast, Hazel and Robin, a couple of retired nuclear engineers, are living a seemingly cosy and quiet life. Whilst the outside world is in chaos following a devastating series of events, Robin is farming and Hazel is practising yoga. When Rose, an old friend, suddenly turns up at their door after decades of absence, her motives are unclear at first. What begins as intimate but slightly tense banter on relationships, parenthood and friendship, soon turns into a gripping and fierce conflict, when Rose makes an unexpected proposal that raises the stakes. Robin and Hazel’s protected existence is disrupted as they are forced to consider their responsibility for the next generation.

“Bristling with chills and suspense. Thrilling!” – The New York Times
“Sly, gripping, darkly funny.” – The Times
“Kirkwood is the most rewarding dramatist of her generation.” – The Independent