©Gordon Meuleman

The Children

Het Nationale Theater
Internationale theaterhit
Wed 13 Nov ’19 20:30 - 22:20
What sort of world will we leave to our children?
Wed 13 Nov ’19
20:30 - 22:20
  • Wed 13 Nov ’19
    20:30 - 22:20

A grim and sometimes witty conversation piece with razor-sharp dialogues.

A tsunami hits a nuclear power station and radioactive material leaks out. Until their retirements, Hazel and Robin worked as nuclear physicists in the power station on the North Sea coast. One day, their former colleague Rose comes to their door. She makes an overwhelming proposal. Director Eric de Vroedt is now bringing this award-winning play by the English writer Lucy Kirkwood to the Parktheater. 


Free introduction in Dutch 19:30

"'The Children' is intelligent drama about estate and responsibility" ★★★★

NRC Handelsblad


featuring Sylvia Poorta, Stefan de Walle and Antoinette Jelgersma

Which world do we pass on to our children?

In The Children, baby boomers are presented with the bill of their own short-term thinking. What do you say to your children and grandchildren when they ask you: "Why didn't you do anything when you had the choice?"
The National Theater also asked that question and opted for a sustainable production method. All costumes were made from existing items of clothing. The decor had to fit in one truck (instead of two). And the furniture on stage has already been used for earlier performances. Small spoiler: There is a huge rain shower in the piece. You may think that liters of water are used for that. In reality it is a packet of rice that is neatly wiped up every night, so it can be used again the next day.