Originally written by Maxim Gorky, director Howard Davies now stages this darkly comic Russian classic adapted by Andrew Upton, following their acclaimed collaborations on The Cherry Orchard, Philistines and the Olivier Award-winning The White Guard.
Russia may be rolling towards revolution, but the new middle class are oblivious. Instead they flirt and flounder, blind to their impending annihilation.
Protasov wants only to immerse himself in scientific experiments - so much so that he's blind to romantic advances and his friends’ philandering, let alone the starving mob at his gates. Only Liza, nervous and sickly, feels the peasants' suffering and senses that their own privileged world may be in jeopardy.
Want to win a pair of tickets to see Children of the Sun? Enter your name and email address below and click submit.
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
We’ll pick and winner and notify them by email after 5pm on Thursday 28 March. Terms and conditions below. Good luck!
Children of the Sun is at the National Theatre from 9 April to 19 May 2013. For more information and to book tickets please visit nationaltheatre.org.uk or call 020 7452 3000. Travelex £12 Tickets is supported by Travelex.
*Competition terms & conditions: Tickets valid for performances from 9-30 April 2013. Subject to availability, exclusions may apply. No cash alternative. Non transferable. Additional expenses are the responsibility of the prize winner. Promoter reserves the right to exchange all or part of the prize to that of equal or greater value. Usual Londonist policy applies.