by Stephen Unwin

‘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’s debut play memorialises the forgotten holocaust, remembering the 200,000 people who died and those who fought against this injustice.


All Our Children premiered at Jermyn Street Theatre on Wed 26 April 2017.


Cast & Crew


Eric Edward Franklin

Martha Rebecca Johnson

Elisabetta Lucy Speed

Victor Colin Tierney

Bishop von Galen David Yelland


Director Stephen Unwin

Designer Simon Higlett

Lighting Designer Tim Mascall

Sound Designer John Leonard

Casting Director Ginny Schiller CDG


In association with Jermyn Street Theatre


Generously supported by The Leche Trust








“a deeply thought-provoking piece of theatre”  
 Broadway World



"I cannot remember the last time a piece of theatre moved me to such

an extent with its intensity and complexity"

Break-A-Leg Review



"a gripping battle of words"

The Guardian



“rich with argument and raw with emotion”

The Stage



“a haunting and hard-hitting production”




“a magnificent piece of theatre”

Theatre Weekly



“an excellent play...highly recommended”

LondonCity Nights



a remarkable, deeply moving, and profoundly tragic play”

Stage Review



“a fascinating, moving and unnervingly timely production”

Everything Theatre



“a brave and challenging play...powerful”

The Arts Desk


“Elizabetta, played with ferocious intent by Lucy Speed, ignites this play”

Time Out


Unwin's dialogue is sharp and bright”



“an undeniably powerful piece”

The Telegraph


“Unwin must already be a hot tip to be 2017’s best new playwright”

British Theatre Guide


"I will be recommending All Our Children to everyone, you will be

hooked from start to finish"

A Younger Theatre


“Simon Higlett’s stunning yet simple set”

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