22 January - 30 April
Mon-Sat 7.30pm, Wed, Sat 2.30pm*
£60, £49.50, £45, £39, £35, £30, £25, £20, £15
Top Price seats for £15, available in person from the Box Office from 10am on the day of performance. Limited availability.
Premium Seats are also available, contact the Box Office.
Ticket price includes £1.50 restoration levy
Senior Citizens, Students, Unemployed
Best Available £40.
Available 7 days before a performance. Proof of eligibility will be required. Not available online.
Special Mid Week Matinee rate
£10 off top 2 prices for Groups of 10 plus and Senior Citizens, bookable in advance. For groups bookings call 0844 871 7644.
*There will be no Wednesday matinee on either 26 January or 9 February . There will be a matinee on Tuesday 8 February.
Running time: 2 hrs 30 minutes (including one interval)
|Evelyn Munn||Lisa Backwell|
|Helen Burton||Isabella Brazier-Jones|
|Mrs Amelia Tilford||Ellen Burstyn|
|Lois Fisher||Marama Corlett|
|Rosalie Wells||Amy Dawson|
|Mary Tilford||Bryony Hannah|
|Mrs Lily Mortar||Carol Kane|
|Karen Wright||Keira Knightley|
|Dr Joseph Cardin||Tobias Menzies|
|Martha Dobie||Elisabeth Moss|
|A Grocery Boy||Nathan Nolan|
|Peggy Rogers||Eve Ponsonby|
|Karen Wright/Martha Dobie||Samantha Coughlan|
|Amelia Tilford/Lily Mortar/Agatha||Kate Harper|
|Dr Joseph Cardin||Nathan Nolan|
|Casting UK:||Sam Jones|
|Casting US:||Jim Carnahan CSA|
Fresh from the theatrical triumph of Jerusalem, Ian Rickson directs an outstanding ensemble in Lillian Hellman's visionary masterpiece The Children's Hour.
Keira Knightley returns to the London stage alongside
Elisabeth Moss, Golden Globe nominee for TV's critically acclaimed Mad Men in her West End debut. One of the finest actors of our generation, Ellen Burstyn, 6-time Oscar nominee and winner for Best Actress (Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore), will also make her London debut. Joining this acclaimed cast is stage and screen star Carol Kane (Taxi) and Tobias Menzies (BBC's Rome).
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. 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. Unmissable.