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Royal Court Theatre
Sloane Square
London, SW1W 8AS
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SHOW TIMES
Opened: 17 Nov 2016
Booking from: 14 Jan 2017
Booking until: 14 Jan 2017
Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes
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  • zschmik 5"8 female 14 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Children, 16th December 2016
    2016 in a nutshell. This performance is so relevant and forward. Looking at the older generation and how their decisions affect the younger generations future and how it can be rectified and changed before happening. It’s definitely connecting with the audience and the acting was tremendous. With only one set being used it certainly didn’t lack and kept you interested throughout the whole production. I highly recommend, I was truly enthralled.
    Sat in Stalls M8
    Throughout the whole theatre you can’t really go wrong with any of the seating as you get a great view from any. I was sat along the back row and honestly you could see everything, hear everything. It was a great seat and great value for the price I paid.
    M8 Stalls - Royal Court Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls M8
  • rhiev 5' 6" female 147 reviews 11 helpful votes
    80% total rating The Children, 10th January 2017
    Great show well acted by a small cast. A scary and realistic view of a possible future.
    This is the seat farthest from the stage in the slips. The view of the stage is side on but you are very close and can see most of the action apart from the side of the stage nearest to you. This is a great value seat for a not too restricted view.
    Slips8 Circle - Royal Court Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Circle Slips8
  • paolondon 11 reviews 2 helpful votes
    100% total rating The Children, 6th January 2017
    The Children is a fantastic play. Very witty and would definitely recommend it.
    Sat in Circle E5
    Very good view and sound, theater is quite small. We had no problem viewing full stage especially that it's cleverly set up a bit higher than a standard one.
    E5 Circle - Royal Court Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Circle E5
  • theplaysthething 5"7 female 59 reviews 7 helpful votes
    80% total rating The Children, 20th December 2016
    Builds slowly to a poignant, moving conclusion. Refreshing to see a middle-aged cast leading the action.
    Sat in Stalls B9
    As always, a very comfortable seat with plenty of legroom. If you're looking for the optimum experience it might be good to be slightly further back to see the whole stage more completely, but this is still a very good seat - nothing to complain about.
THE CHILDREN SEATING PLAN
As the seats face head-on to the stage, it is recommended to sit as centrally as possible, ideally in the Stalls, for the best overall view of the stage.

Only choose the Balcony if it is thoroughly discounted, and sit as close to the front and as centrally as possible. Avoid the Circle slips as these are usually restricted view.
Royal Court Theatre, London interactive seating plan & seat reviews
STORY
Olivier Award-winning playwright Lucy Kirkwood presented her new play at the Royal Court Theatre, directed by James MacDonald. Having ran at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, The Children began with ‘First Look’ open productions that allowed the audience to give feedback that would influence the development of the show.

Following two retired nuclear scientists, The Children declares “at our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit.” As their world crumbles around them, the pair hunker down at an isolated seafront cottage. Soon, their world of yoga and yogurt is disrupted by the arrival of an old friend, who presents them with a frightening request.

The Children starred Francesca Annis (Blood at the Royal Court, A Month in the Country at the National) as Rose, Ron Cook (Faith Healer, Our Country’s Good) as Robin and Olivier Award-winning actress Deborah Findlay (Escaped Alone, The Winslow Boy) as Hazel.

James MacDonald directed, with previous Royal Court credits having includedEscaped Alone, The Wolf from the Door, Circle Mirror Transformation, Love & Information, Cock and Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?.

The Children was written by Lucy Kirkwood, who received an Olivier Award for Chimerica and had penned productions such as NSFW and Like Rabbits. The Children featured design by Miriam Buether, lighting design by Peter Mumford and sound design by Max Pappenheim and ran at the Royal Court theatre until January 14th 2017.
SUITABLE FOR
Fans of Escaped Alone and the recent success Unreachable will thoroughly enjoy this production, which included early audience suggestions in the process of development.

The Children is suitable for those aged 14 and up.

Age Recommendations: Age Guidance 14+
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