This Child

Bridewell Theatre
Bride Lane, Inner London, Greater London EC4Y 8EQ
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

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