LUNG presents

The Children's Inquiry

Music by Owen Crouch and Clementine Douglas, Book and lyrics by Helen Monks and Matt Woodhead (with Angelica, Amber, Frank & Jelicia)
5 JUL - 3 AUG 2024

Ticket Prices:
Standard tickets from £23 / £16 Concessions & Preview tickets / Pioneers' Preview (5 Jul) £10

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“Children aren’t silent. Children are fearless.

Social workers tell Jelicia that she is their success story. Frank is on his eighth foster home. At school no one knows Amber and Angelica are in care. To own their present, these teenagers must first unearth their past. How else can they make a better future now?

At their youth club, worlds are about to collide. Heart thumping beats and anarchic choreography intertwine to tell the hidden stories of children in care.

This isn’t just a musical. It is a call to arms about the value of childhood and how love can be found in the most unexpected places.

A revolutionary true story crafted from the voices of the children themselves by multi-award-winning LUNG.

Co-Commissioned by The Lowry.
Originally developed with Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Havering Council.
Developed with the support of the National Theatre’s Generate programme.


Free Post-Show Events

Join LUNG for a free post show Q&A event directly after performances on Tuesday 16, 23 and 30 July.

Panel members include experts discussing discuss the governments review of the care system and what next? The creative team to offer a unique insight into the process of making The Children’s Inquiry. And a panel of care experienced young people to discuss the care system and their hopes and dreams for the future.

Free entry with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

Details

Theatre: Main Space

Mon – Sat: 7.45pm

Thu & Sat: 2.30pm

Running Time: 165 mins including interval (TBC)

No re-entry.

We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.

This production contains moderate swearing and references to infanticide, addiction, self harm and other themes audiences may find distressing. Recommended for ages 13+

16, 23, 30 July

Join LUNG for a free post show Q&A event directly after performances on Tuesday 16, 23 and 30 July.

Panel members include experts discussing discuss the governments review of the care system and what next? The creative team to offer a unique insight into the process of making The Children’s Inquiry. And a panel of care experienced young people to discuss the care system and their hopes and dreams for the future.

Free entry with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

The Company

Crin Claxton
PRODUCTION MANAGER
Owen Crouch
COMPOSER/SOUND DESIGNER
Allyson Devenish
ARRANGEr
Clementine Douglas
COMPOSER
Emily and LJ Keston
Children’s Casting directors & children’s general management
Camille Koosyial
PRODUCER
Helen Monks
WRITER
Will Monks
LIGHTING & PROJECTION DESIGNER
Alex Powell
PHOTOGRAPHY/GRAPHIC DESIGN/VIDEOGRAPHY
Alexzandra Sarmiento
CHOREOGRAPHER
Lauren Stroud
ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER
Lulu Tam
SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER
Matt Woodhead
writer/director
PR
MOBIUS

Book Tickets

The Children's Inquiry

at Venue: Elephant SE11

Group Booking

Southwark Playhouse has a group booking rate of one free ticket in every 10 booked at the same time, and this discount may be combined with applicable concessions (i.e. student rate) where available. These can be booked by contacting the box office either by phoning us at 020 7407 0234, or filling in the below form.

Tickets may be reserved for two weeks without payment, and we can send an invoice which can be settled via a card payment, bank transfer, or cheque.

Once an enquiry form has been submitted the box office team will be in touch to confirm and invoice within 1-2 working days. If you have any questions please contact boxoffice@southwarkplayhouse.co.uk.

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Southwark Playhouse Elephant
1 Dante Place
London SE11 4RX

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Tuesday 1pm to 11pm
Wednesday 5.30pm to 11pm
Thursday 5.30pm to 11pm
Friday 5.30pm to 11pm
Saturday 1pm to 11pm
Sundays 5pm to 11pm if we have a show on.

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