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The Verdict Read Reviews for Lucy Kirkwood’s The Children on Broadway The acclaimed new British play, set in the wake of a nuclear disaster, makes its American debut.
Ron Cook and Francesca Annis Joan Marcus

Manhattan Theatre Club’s U.S. premiere of The Children, a new play by Olivier Award winner Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica), celebrates its official opening December 12. The production from London’s Royal Court plays Broadway following an acclaimed world premiere in the U.K.

Ron Cook, Deborah Findlay, and Francesca Annis Joan Marcus

In Kirkwood’s dark and surprising play, three retired nuclear engineers reunite in a remote cottage on the British coast. Outside, the world is reeling from a disaster, raising questions about who is responsible and what the solution looks like.

Read reviews for the Broadway staging below:

AM New York (Matt Windman)

Broadway News (Charles Isherwood)

Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Entertainment Weekly (David Canfield)

HuffPost (Steven Suskin)

The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

New York Magazine / Vulture (Sara Holdren)

Newsday (Barbara Schuler)

NY Daily News (Joe Dziemianowicz)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Playbill will continue to update with reviews as they are published.

James Macdonald directs The Children at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. London cast members Francesca Annis (BBC’s Cranford), Olivier Award nominee Ron Cook (Juno and the Paycock), and Olivier Award winner Deborah Findlay (Stanley) reprise their roles on Broadway.

Performances of The Children began November 28. The production features scenic and costume design by Miriam Buether, lighting design by Peter Mumford, and sound design by Max Pappenheim.

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