If the purpose of life is to continue its
perpetuity, the implication is that those of us who spawn children are
naturally superior to those who don't. But does that remove the focus from what
we can all do to impact and improve the world which they are going to inherit?
Why bring children into a world of problems – to solve and resolve the issues
we created? Don't we owe it to future generations to fix our mistakes first?There are no children on stage in The Children, Lucy Kirkwood's slow and
subtly written look at three 60-somethings as they attempt to live, matter and
have purpose, rather than simply exist...