Virtual Off-Book Book Club: "The Children" by Lucy Kirkwood

Off-Book Book Club: A reading group for classic and contemporary plays.

This month the club will be discussing The Children by Lucy Kirkwood.

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A shatteringly incisive new play about dealing with the consequences of both human connection and human ambition by award-winning playwright Lucy Kirkwood.

Two retired nuclear scientists in an isolated cottage by the sea as the world around them crumbles. Then an old friend arrives with a frightening request..

Lucy Kirkwood is a British playwright and screenwriter whose plays include: The Children (Royal Court Theatre, 2016); Chimerica (Almeida Theatre & West End, 2013; winner of the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Play, the 2013 Evening Standard Best Play Award, the 2014 Critics' Circle Best New Play Award, and the Susan Smith Blackburn Award); NSFW (Royal Court, 2012); small hours (co-written with Ed Hime; Hampstead Theatre, 2011); Beauty and the Beast (with Katie Mitchell; National Theatre, 2010); Bloody Wimmin, as part of Women, Power and Politics (Tricycle Theatre, 2010); it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now (Clean Break & Arcola Theatre, 2009; winner of the 2012 John Whiting Award); Hedda (Gate Theatre, London, 2008); and Tinderbox (Bush Theatre, 2008).

She won the inaugural Berlin Lee UK Playwrights Award in 2013.

No sign-up necessary and receive 10% off of book club books purchased through the store's curbside pickup! 

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Event date: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Children (Tcg Edition) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781559365772
Availability: Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Theatre Communications Group - November 7th, 2017