The Children
by Jarrott Productions

Feb. 23 (2019)

Lucy Kirkwood's play The Children is a near-future drama about the aftermath of a catastrophe at a nuclear power station, exploring the responsibilities we have towards future generations. It was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs, London, on Thursday 17 November 2016.

The play is set in 'a small cottage on the east coast', where Hazel and Robin, two retired nuclear scientists in their sixties, are living in the wake of a disaster at the local power station where they used to work. Even though electricity is rationed and a Geiger counter is on hand to check for signs of radiation, they seek to preserve a semblance of normality: Robin now farms, while Hazel practises yoga and the pair keep in touch with their eldest daughter, Lauren. But when Rose, a fellow nuclear physicist whom they haven’t seen for 38 years, suddenly turns up, their precariously ordered existence is disrupted, and they are forced to consider the impact of their lives on the next generation.

The Royal Court premiere was directed by James Macdonald and designed by Miriam Buether, with Francesca Annis as Rose, Deborah Findlay as Hazel and Ron Cook as Robin.

Jarrott Productions will hold auditions for Lucy Kirkwood’s THE CHILDREN on Saturday, February 23rd, from 10 am - 2 pm at the Trinity Street Playhouse, located on the 4th floor the First Baptist Church at 901 Trinity in downtown Austin. 

THE CHILDREN received two 2018 Tony nominations (Best Play and Best Featured Actress in a Play).

Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, send your headshot and resume using the link below. 

If necessary, callbacks will be Sunday, February 24th, at 5 pm. All who audition will be notified one way or another about the results of the auditions.

We will be auditioning for the roles of Rose and Hazel: Female Identifying, 60s, any ethnicity. The role of Robin has been cast. Auditions will consist of reading from the sides found here

Sides do not have to be memorized, but be familiar with all four sides even though you may end up reading only one or two in the auditions. Please prepare a British dialect (Standard RP is fine).

Rehearsals will begin March 25th; tech week begins April 15th; opening is April 25th; closing is May 19th. THE CHILDREN will be directed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia. 

All actors will be compensated.


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