This production began performances on 22nd January and closed on 30th April 2011.
A powerful night in the West End. Keira Knightley wins her theatrical spurs. She displays confidence throughout to dramatic heights that are shattering in their intensity and deeply affecting. Elisabeth Moss is subtle and strong. Ian Rickson’s enthralling production. Compelling.
The Daily Telegraph
When a schoolgirl's whisper spreads, it triggers a chain of events with extraordinary consequences. Karen Wright (Keira Knightley) and Martha Dobie (Elisabeth Moss) run a girls’ boarding school in 1930s New England, where they become entangled in a devastating story of deceit, shame and courage.
The stars deliver in Ian Rickson’s assured and beautiful production. A blazingly hot ticket.
Banned in London and several cities across America, The Children's Hour received its world premiere on Broadway in 1934. Generations on, its potent exploration of a culture of fear remains startlingly relevant.
Sonia Friedman Productions & Scott Landis, Bob Bartner/Norman Tulchin, Max Cooper, Scott M Delman, Roy Furman, Jon B Platt in association with Rupert Gavin presents “THE CHILDREN’S HOUR”.
Excellent performances, the acting throughout is a pleasure. Elisabeth Moss is outstanding
LISA BACKWELL – Evelyn Munn
ISABELLA BRAZIER-JONES – Helen Burton
ELLEN BURSTYN – Amelia Tilford
POPPY CARTER – Janet
MARAMA CORLETT – Lois Fisher
NANCY CRANE – Agatha
AMY DAWSON – Rosalie Wells
ISABEL ELLISON – Catherine
BRYONY HANNAH – Mary Tilford
CAROL KANE – Lily Mortar
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY – Karen Wright
TOBIAS MENZIES – Dr Joseph Cardin
ELISABETH MOSS – Martha Dobie
NATHAN NOLAN – Grocery Boy
EVE PONSONBY – Peggy Rodgers
LILLIAN HELLMAN – Playwright
IAN RICKSON – Director
MARK THOMPSON – Designer
NEIL AUSTIN – Lighting Designer
STEPHEN WARBECK – Music
PAUL GROOTHUIS – Sound Designer