All Our Children, a new play written and directed by U.K. theatre director Stephen Unwin, is to premiere at London's Jermyn Street Theatre, beginning performances April 26 prior to an official opening May 2, for a run through June 3.
Set in January 1941 in Nazi Germany, the play revolves around a terrible crime that is taking place in a clinic for disabled children. The perpetrators argue that it will help struggling parents and lift the financial burden on the German state. One voice is raised in objection, but will the Doctor listen?
Unwin founded English Touring Theatre in 1993 and opened the Rose Theatre Kingston in 2008, becoming artistic director until 2014. His many credits include King Lear with Timothy West (Old Vic), Hedda Gabler (Donmar), Hamlet with Alan Cumming (Donmar), Man to Man (Royal Court) with Tilda Swinton, The Conquest of the South Pole (Royal Court) with Alan Cumming, and Sandra/Manon (Donmar Warehouse) with Simon Russell Beale. All Our Children is his first original play, although he has written eight books on theatre and drama and translated several plays.
All Our Children is produced by Tara Finney Productions in association with Jermyn Street Theatre. It is designed by Simon Higlett, with lighting by Tim Mascall and sound by John Leonard. Casting, which has yet to be announced, is by Ginny Schiller.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7287 2875 or visit www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk.