All Our Children will premiere in May 2017 in association with Jermyn Street Theatre.
Tara Finney Productions
in association with Jermyn Street Theatre presents
ALL OUR CHILDREN
Written and Directed by Stephen Unwin
Design by Simon Higlett
Lighting Design by Tim Mascall
Sound Design by John Leonard
Casting by Ginny Schiller CDG
‘I used to be scared of them. They seemed so different. They don’t scare me anymore. They’re just children, aren’t they? Just children.’
January 1941. Snow is falling.
A terrible crime is taking place in a clinic for disabled children. The perpetrators argue that it will help struggling parents and lift the financial burden on the mighty German state. One brave voice is raised in objection. But will the Doctor listen?
Stephen Unwin directs All Our Children, his gripping new play which probes one of the darkest episodes in recent history. Unwin’s elegant debut work shows a world caught in a spiral of horror and examines a brutal system which sanctioned mass murder for those who led what the Nazis called ‘lives unworthy of life’.
An astonishing and chilling story of courage, betrayal and humanity, Unwin tells a rich dramatic narrative and explores cultural, moral and social arguments which still rage today.
All Our Children runs at Jermyn Street Theatre from 26 April - 3 June 2017.
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Stephen Unwin is one of the UK’s leading theatre directors. He founded the English Touring Theatre in 1993 and opened the Rose Theatre Kingston in 2008 becoming Artistic Director until 2014. His many credits include: King Lear with Timothy West (Old Vic), Hedda Gabler (Donmar), Hamlet with Alan Cumming (Donmar), Man to Man (with Tilda Swinton), The Conquest of the South Pole (with Alan Cumming) – both seen at the Royal Court - and Sandra/Manon (with Simon Russell Beale) – seen at the Donmar Warehouse.
All Our Children is Unwin’s first original play although he has written eight books on theatre and drama and translated several plays. Stephen is a campaigner for the rights and opportunities of people with learning disabilities and was appointed the Chair of Kids in November 2016, the national charity providing services to disabled children, young people and their families.