Tuesday, 24 April 2018

The Children

(Sydney Theatre Company)

Rose (Sarah Peirse) surprises Hazel (Pamela Rabe) arriving unannounced at her isolated home. Hazel is home alone waiting for her husband Robin (William Zappa) to return from feeding their cows.

As 'The Children' unfolds - with a surprising amount of humour - we learn that the house is close to an exclusion area around a damaged nuclear facility closed off following an earthquake and tsunami. Rose, Hazel and Robyn share a past both personally and professionally and while their meeting might focus thoughts on memories the real issue is who is responsible for the effects of that past on the future. Is it them; or their children?