“Retired people are like nuclear power stations. They like to live by the sea" - Rehearsals are underway at Ilkley Playhouse for The Children which opens next week (20 July).
Sometime after an unspecified environmental disaster at a power station somewhere on the coast of England, married couple Robin and Hazel, both retired nuclear scientists, receive a visit from their former colleague Rose.
The three friends haven’t met for over 30 years and while Rose’s arrival initially brings back many fun-filled, humorous memories of their shared youth, it also unearths long-buried secrets and lies.
Lucy Kirkwood's powerful and often very funny play has at its heart a meaty moral dilemma and the powerfully resonant message that in order to safeguard the future, we have to take responsibility for the present and the past.
The Children is nightly from Tuesday 20 until Saturday 24 July at 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.
Tickets are £10 and can be booked on the Ilkley Playhouse website.