Casting Now Complete for Starry West End Revival of Children's Hour

News   Casting Now Complete for Starry West End Revival of Children's Hour
Complete casting has been announced for the West End revival of Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour, which is scheduled to begin previews at the Comedy Theatre Jan. 22 prior to an official opening Feb. 9. The production is currently booking through April 30.

Keira Knightley and Elisabeth Moss
Keira Knightley and Elisabeth Moss Photo by Michael Birt

Directed by Ian Rickson, the starry cast comprises Lisa Backwell (Evelyn Munn), Isabella Brazier-Jones (Helen Burton), Ellen Burstyn (Mrs. Amelia Tilford), Poppy Carter (Janet), Marama Corlett (Lois Fisher), Nancy Crane (Agatha), Amy Dawson (Rosalie Wells), Isabel Ellison (Catherine), Bryony Hannah (Mary Tilford), Carol Kane (Mrs. Lily Mortar), Keira Knightley (Karen Wright), Tobias Menzies (Doctor Joseph Cardin), Elizabeth Moss (Martha Dobie), Nathan Nolan (Grocery Boy) and Eve Ponsonby (Peggy Rogers).

"When a schoolgirl's whisper spreads," press notes state "it triggers a chain of events with extraordinary consequences.  Karen Wright and Martha Dobie 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. 

The Children’s Hour is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions & Scott Landis.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 871 7622, or visit

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