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Children of the Sun archiveDarkly 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 listings for Children of the Sun

Work type: Play.

T606193936

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.
9 Apr 13 to 14 Jul 13Lyttelton (National Theatre), West End :: V374
listing details L071915374

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