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This Child


Friday 21 November - Saturday 22 November, 8pm
Djanogly Theatre

Theatre & Dance
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THIS PERFORMANCE TOOK PLACE IN 2008 RUNNING TIME: APPROXIMATELY 1 HR By Joel Pommerat Translated by Nigel Gearing Directed by Suzann McLean This child will give me strength I’m going to show them just who I am I’m going to show them that I’m not who they think I am Everyone is someone’s child; every family has its own story. Drawing on interviews with real parents bringing up their children on a housing estate in Normandy, this play is remarkable in its intensity and truth. In a series of conversations and confrontations This Child exposes the complexities of parent/child relationships. Scenes of passion, blame and awkwardness are followed in quick succession by moments of tenderness and understanding in a poignant examination of this most fundamental of human bonds. I didn’t choose you. I didn’t choose to have a father like you. I didn’t choose you either. I didn’t choose to have a son like you. A major critical success in the original French, This Child won the Critics Association Award for Best Play in 2006. PILOT TICKET DEAL, Buy a full price ticket for both Lord of the Flies and This Child and save £4. PLEASE NOTE DUE TO THE TICKET OFFER WE ARE UNABLE TO SELL TICKETS ONLINE, PLEASE CALL 0115 846 7777 TO BOOK.