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VenueLyttelton (National Theatre)
Other spaces: Lyttelton Loft
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From9th April 2013
Opened16th April 2013
To14th July 2013
WhenApr 9,10,11,12,13,15,17,18,23,24,25,30, May 1,2,3,4,10,11,17,18,20, Jun 7,8,10,11,12,18,19,20,27,28,29, Jul 5,6,8,11,12,13 at 19:30. Apr 17,24, May 1,4.11,18,Jun 8,12,19,29, Jul 6,13 Mats 14:15. May 12,19,Jun 9,30,Jul 7,14 Mats 15:00. Apr 16 at 19:00
PricesFrom £12.00. To £34.00.
What is currently on at Lyttelton (National Theatre) (V374)

Children of the Sun

Children of the SunT606193936
Darkly comic play set in Russia as the country rolls towards revolution. It depicts the new middle-class, foolish yet likable, as they flounder about, philosophising and flirting, blind to their impending annihilation. Protasov wants only to immerse himself in chemical experiments to perfect mankind. He's oblivious to the advances of the half-crazed widow and his best friend's pursuit of his wife, let alone the cholera epidemic and the starving mob. His admiring circle, variously sceptical and lovesick, spar over culture and the cosmos. Only Liza feels the peasants' suffering and senses their own privileged world is in jeopardy.
Author Maxim Gorky
Adapted by andrew Upton

Archive :: production:T606193936, play:S621727147, venue:V374

Production details


Producer National Theatre
Director Howard Davies
Design Bunny Christie
Lighting Neil Austin
Sound Paul Groothuis
Performer Lucy Black
Performer Matthew Flynn
Performer Paul Higgins
Performer Gerald Kyd
Performer Emma Lowndes
Performer Maggie McCarthy
Performer Justine Mitchell
Performer Geoffrey Streatfeild

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