The Children’s Hour is Lillian Hellman’s visionary masterpiece about the power of a lie is now taking booking until 7th of May 2011.
The Children’s Hour, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions & Scott Landis, had its first preview at the Comedy Theatre on 22 January 2011 with press night on 9 February and was originally booking until 2 April 2011.
The cast includes Ellen Burstyn(Amelia Tilford), Nancy Crane(Agatha), Amy Dawson(Rosalie Wells), Isabel Ellison(Catherine), Bryony Hannah(Mary Tilford), Carol Kane(Lily Mortar), Keira Knightley(Karen Wright), Tobias Menzies(Doctor Joseph Cardin) and Elizabeth Moss(Martha Dobie).
When a schoolgirl’s whisper spreads, it triggers a chain of events with extraordinary consequences. Karen Wright (Keira Knightley) and Martha Dobie (Elisabeth Moss) run a girls’ boarding school in 1930s New England, where they become entangled in a devastating story of deceit, shame and courage. Banned in London and several cities across America, The Children’s Hour received its world premiere on Broadway in 1934. Generations on, its potent exploration of a culture of fear remains startlingly relevant.