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The Children

by Lucy Kirkwood A Wiltshire Creative Production in the Main house Age guidance 14+
7 - 23 April 2022 Salisbury Playhouse Main House
The Children

About

The Children

By Lucy Kirkwood

Belinda Lang will direct a new production of Lucy Kirkwood’s The Children at Salisbury Playhouse in April 2022. Wiltshire Creative’s production of The Children will be its UK regional première, following its original run at the Royal Court Theatre in 2016. The Children opens on 8 April 2022, with previews from 7 April and runs until 23 April.

“Retired people are like nuclear power stations. They like to live by the sea.”

★ ★ ★ ★   "A richly suggestive and beautifully written piece of work.... Kirkwood is the most rewarding dramatist of her generation."  Paul Taylor, The Independent

Two ageing scientists in an isolated cottage on the coast, as the world around them crumbles. Then an old friend arrives with a frightening request.

The regional premiere of a compelling and entertaining drama about ageing and responsibility.

Lucy Kirkwood’s plays include  Chimerica,  the winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play.

Book today for the BEST SEATS at the BEST PRICES!

 

Tickets from £12
Single Members save 10% off up to one ticket
Joint Members and above save 10% off up to two tickets

Booking Details

Tickets from £12 

If you need assistance booking or have access requirements please email ticketsales@wiltshirecreative.co.uk

 

SINGLE MEMBERS
Save 10% off one ticket for Wiltshire Creative productions (This season includes A Grand Night for Singing and The Children).

10% off 1 ticket on PEAK performances (Fridays and Saturdays) on each of our visiting theatre runs.

JOINT MEMBERS AND ABOVE
Save 10% off up to 2 tickets for Wiltshire Creative productions (This season includes A Grand Night for Singing and The Children)

10% off up to 2 tickets on PEAK performances (Fridays and Saturdays) on each of our visiting theatre runs. 

FREE programmes for Members on Wiltshire Creative productions only.

Access Performances

Captioned PerformanceCaptioned Performances
(speech is relayed live onto a screen, similar to television subtitles and ideal for those who may find it difficult hearing every word)

Tuesday 19th April 2022 at 7.30pm

 

BSLBritish Sign Language Performances 
(A BSL interpreter will stand in a visible position and interpret the spoken and heard elements of the performance.)

Tuesday 19th April 2022 at 7.30pm

 

Audio DescribedAudio Described performances 
(a live narrator describes the action on stage between the dialogue, via headphones)

Thursday 14th April 2022 at 2.15 & 7.30pm

 

​Socially Distanced Performance
(performance capacities are subject to increase dependent on government restrictions lifting.) For those who would prefer a little more space we have a selected number of guaranteed socially distanced performances

Saturday 16th April 2022 at 2.15pm

Tuesday 19th April 2022 at 7.30pm

Cast & Creatives

Director – Belinda Lang

Designer – Michael Taylor

Lighting Designer – Matthew Eagland

Sound Designer – Andrea J Cox

Casting Director – Gabrielle Dawes CDG

Tickets and times

  • Thursday 7th April
    7:30pm
  • Friday 8th April
    7:30pm
  • Saturday 9th April
    7:30pm
  • Monday 11th April
    7:30pm
  • Tuesday 12th April
    7:30pm
  • Wednesday 13th April
    7:30pm
  • Thursday 14th April
    2:15pm
    Audio Described  
  • Thursday 14th April
    7:30pm
    Audio Described  
  • Saturday 16th April
    2:15pm
    Socially Distanced Performance  
  • Saturday 16th April
    7:30pm
  • Tuesday 19th April
    7:30pm
    BSL Signed Performance   Captioned Performance   Socially Distanced Performance  
  • Wednesday 20th April
    7:30pm
  • Thursday 21st April
    2:15pm
  • Thursday 21st April
    7:30pm
  • Friday 22nd April
    7:30pm
  • Saturday 23rd April
    2:15pm
  • Saturday 23rd April
    7:30pm