One of the year’s most hotly-anticipated plays – Ian Rickson’s revival of Lillian Hellman's 1934 play The Children's Hour, starring Keira Knightley and Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss - opened amid a blaze of flashbulbs at the Comedy Theatre last night (9 February 2011, previews from 22 January).

Knightley (returning to the West End following The Misanthrope at the same venue in 2009) and Moss star as Karen Wright and Martha Dobie, teachers at a girls’ boarding school who are accused by a disgruntled student of having a lesbian relationship.

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They cast also includes Oscar-winner Ellen Burstyn, alongside Lisa Backwell, Isabella Brazier-Jones, Poppy Carter, Marama Corlett, Nancy Crane, Amy Dawson, Isabel Ellison, Bryony Hannah, Carol Kane, Tobias Menzies, Nathan Nolan and Eve Ponsonby.

The Children's Hour is booking until 30 April 2011.