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The Children

April 19 @ 8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 19, 2018

One event on March 29, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on March 30, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on March 31, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on April 2, 2018 at 8:00pm

An event every week that begins at 6:30am on Monday and Tuesday, repeating until May 19, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 19, 2018

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

The Children

Lucy Kirkwood

!Book Tickets


29 Mar – 19 May

Previews 29 Mar 2018 – 2 Apr 2018
Season 4 Apr 2018 – 19 May 2018

Preview performances 8pm
In-season evening performances Mon & Tue 6.30pm; Wed – Sat 8pm
Matinee performances Wed 1pm; Sat 2pm


Venue: Drama Theatre Sydney Opera House
Theatre Company: Sydney Theatre Company and Melbourne Theatre Company

Duration: 2Hrs (No Interval)

Australian premiere

A brilliant drama with electric undercurrents

After decades of hard work and raising a family, Hazel and her husband Robin have retired to a cottage by the sea. It’s the idyllic life they always wanted – but there’s a catch.

Not far away, the nuclear power plant they used to work at has been torn apart by a natural disaster. And into their quiet life comes an old friend with a frightening proposition. The fallout will be unpredictable.

Playwright Lucy Kirkwood wowed us with the globe-trotting thriller Chimerica in 2017. Now, with The Children, she’s been heralded as “the most rewarding dramatist of her generation” (The Independent, UK).

The play has been the toast of London and is on its way to Broadway. In it, Kirkwood creates a touching and richly detailed study of three people coming to grips with choices they made decades ago.

We welcome back a superb cast – Pamela Rabe, Sarah Peirse and William Zappa – along with former STC Resident Director Sarah Goodes (Disgraced) to bring us this acclaimed and beautiful new drama.

“Impresses by its capacity to raise big issues; in particular how people in the future will react to the poisoned legacy of the present.”
★★★★ The Guardian

Duration 2hrs (no interval)
Content warning Strong language

Director Sarah Goodes
Designer Elizabeth Gadsby
Lighting Designer Paul Jackson
Composer & Sound Designer Steve Francis

Sarah Peirse, Pamela Rabe, William Zappa

Marketing image Rene Vaile


Ticket Prices
Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $86
Adult A Reserve $82
Concession $65
Seniors cardholder $74
Preview $64
Under 30 $64

Single tickets

Single ticket prices
Saturday evening $108
Adult $103
Seniors cardholder $93
Concession $82
Under 30 $81
Preview $81
Group bookings (10+ people) $87

Prices correct at the time of publication


April 19
8:00 pm
Event Category:


Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre
Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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02 9250 7111


Price Range
Venue Seating
over 250

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