First look rehearsal images released for Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds’ much-anticipated upcoming production of The Children starring Imogen Stubbs.
Lucy Kirkwood’s post-apocalyptic drama was hailed by The Guardian as one of the top three plays in their ‘Best Theatre Shows of the 21st Century’, following two retired nuclear scientists whose isolated life by the sea is disrupted by an old friend with a frightening request.
Gillian Bevan takes on the role of Hazel, who lives with her husband in a remote cottage on the British coast, as the world outside deals with a major disaster at a nuclear power station. Bevan’s extensive theatre work includes Into The Woods (Theatre Royal Bath), Hamlet (The Royal Exchange) and Billy Elliott (West End), as well as three years with Alan Ayckbourn’s Theatre-in-the-Round. Bevan’s screen work includes Teachers and The Windsors (Channel 4), and Holby City (BBC). Playing alongside Bevan as her husband Robin is Michael Higgs (Agatha Raisin, Acorn TV, Sky One; Silent Witness, BBC One; Supacell, Netflix), whose stage work includes The Woman in Black and The Blue Room on the West End, and The Homecoming, Royal Exchange.
The Children is at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Friday 10th – Saturday 25th March 2023.