Queensland Theatre: 2020 Season

This event has been cancelled. Queensland Theatre is disappointed to not be able to present this work in 2020.

All ticket holders who purchased via QTIX will be contacted by Queensland Theatre directly to discuss either a full refund or credit to a future Queensland Theatre production.

Please be assured that all customers will be contacted in due course. There is no need to contact Queensland Theatre unless your details have changed. If this is the case, please email us at sales@queenslandtheatre.com.au and include your name and booking reference number, but please do not include credit card information.

Given the volume of customers affected this may take a little longer than usual and we ask for your patience.

By Lucy Kirkwood
Directed by Zoe Tuffin

What’s our responsibility to the future?

Chernobyl. Fukushima. Three Mile Island. Names all loaded with dread to this day. But what if the fallout from any one of those incidents had been much, much worse? Hazel and Robin are two retired nuclear scientists living in a cottage on the English coast, still haunted by a disaster at the power station where they used to work, and still living in fear of each click of the Geiger counter. Clutching at normality, they farm, or do yoga, or do their best to keep in touch with the world at large, which has descended into chaos after the apocalypse at the reactor. When an old colleague turns up at their door, the couple are forced to confront an uncomfortable truth. The Children is a stunning, intense, slow-burning drama by one of the UK’s hottest young playwrights.

Playwright Lucy Kirkwood was inspired to write the play by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.

Designer Adam Gardnir
Lighting Designer Christine Felmingham
Composer/Sound Designer Wil Hughes
Cast includes: Christine Amor (Quartet, The School of Arts), Toni Scanlan (Once in Royal David’s City, Crownies)


    The Children contains medium level frequent course language; adult themes including sexual references.

  • Connecting safely at QPAC

    In line with Queensland Health advice QPAC is operating at 100% capacityi. For contact tracing purposes, patron contact details must be provided as part our booking process. These details can be updated via your QPAC account or by calling QTIX (136 246). For further information on how we are committed to being COVID Safe see our safety measures.

  • The Safest Way to Buy!

    QTIX is the official ticketing service for QPAC and The Children. Selected packages are sold through authorised resellers only. Any tickets purchased through unauthorised sales channels may be seized or cancelled without refund or exchange and the bearer of the ticket may be denied admission. Unauthorised sales channels include Viagogo, eBay and Gumtree. Read more about purchasing tickets online.

Presented by Queensland Theatre

Pricing Guide

Sat 7:30pm Adult $82 Senior^ $78 Concession^^ $71 Youth^^^ $35
Mon to Fri Evenings Adult $80 Senior^ $76 Concession^^ $70 Youth^^^ $35
Wed 1pm & Sat 2pm Adult $74 Senior^ $70 Concession^^ $64 Youth^^^ $35
Preview Performances i Adult $59 Senior^ $59 Concession^^ $59 Youth^^^ $35
Sat 7:30pm i Admission $72
Mon to Fri Evenings i Admission $70
Wed 1pm & Sat 2pm i Admission $64

^Queensland Seniors Card, Commonwealth Seniors Card

^^Pension card and healthcare card holders, unwaged, Veterans Affairs card holders

^^^Under 35 years of age at the time of booking, ID required

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