Donmar Warehouse

Adult Children

DONMAR WAREHOUSE, in association with ENGLISH TOURING THEATRE, SCANLAB PROJECTS and TRIAL AND ERROR STUDIO

Co-created by Ella Hickson, Sacha Wares and ScanLAB Projects

ADULT CHILDREN has been selected to be presented in the London Film Festival and will premiere 6-18th October. For more information and to book tickets, click here. 

During the 2020-2021 Covid lockdown, while our physical space was closed for essential works, Donmar Associate Sacha Wares’ new company Trial and Error Studio, together with writer Ella Hickson and ScanLAB Projects, created this poignant virtual reality play in a digital replica of the Donmar auditorium.

Charting the emotional journey of a year, ADULT CHILDREN examines the complex fragility of relationships in a time of social distance, exploring the shifting needs between families and friends, young people and old, performers and audiences and between ourselves and the strangers we were asked to protect. The theatre environment, locations and over fifty performers and audience members were all being separately captured using groundbreaking 3D scanning techniques, creating a record of this unique moment in time when we could not be together in person.

ADULT CHILDREN is a co-creation between Ella Hickson, Sacha Wares and ScanLAB Projects, with spatialised sound by Gareth Fry, original music by Adrian Lee, movement by Leon Baugh , costumes by Kinnetia Isidore and lighting consultancy by Prema Mehta.

Developed for the Donmar by Trial & Error, Ella Hickson and ScanLAB Projects from [Layer], an original podcast commission by ETT and Storyglass for their series “That Podcast”.


 

CREATIVE TEAM

CO-CREATORS ELLA HICKSON, SACHA WARES and SCANLAB PROJECTS
SOUND DESIGNER GARETH FRY
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR LEON BAUGH
COMPOSER ADRIAN LEE
COSTUME DESIGNER KINNETIA ISIDORE
LIGHTING DESIGN CONSULTANT PREMA MEHTA
CASTING DIRECTOR ANNA COOPER CDG
CASTING ASSISTANT THOMAS BAILEY
SHOOT PRODUCTION MANAGER JOSEPH MOREL
STAGE MANAGER SHANNON MARTIN
COVID SUPERVISOR RENASHA KHAN

 

XR PRODUCTION
MATTHEW SHAW
TOM BROOKS
JAMES WHITE
JACQUES PILLET
GREY GRIERSON

 

CAST

B – PRISCA BAKARE
HUSBAND – TOBI BAKARE
SAM – ISAAC BAKARE
BABY – EZEKIEL BAKARE
NEIGHBOUR – NABIL ELOUAHABI
BLOKE – BERUCE KHAN
A – JODIE MCNEE
MUM – ANNIE TYSON
NARRATOR – ROBIN

Supernumeraries:
KATE ANSTEY, LINDON ALEXANDER, JAN VAN DER BLACK, OMER BOR, LIEVE CARCHON, BUNNY COOK, SEAN CROFT, TYSON DOUGLAS, OZER ERCAN, SAMMY GLOVER, RENASHA KHAN, CATTY MARRIN, MICHAEL SKELLERN

Virtual audience:
TANYA AANDERAA, LEON BAUGH, MARC BENGA, HANNAH BRISTOW, TONI BROOKS, TOM BROOKS, LIEVE CARCHON, ALICE CESCATTI, JESSE CESCATTI-MCFARLANE, MAXWELL CESCATTI-MCFARLANE, JENNIE COOK, ANNA EDWARDS-MCCONWAY, RUPERT FAWCETT, JENNIFER GLEAVE, ELLA HICKSON, RAMIN GRAY, GREY GRIERSON, AMY HATHAWAY, RHYS HOLLAND, JESSICA HENNESSEY, LISA HICKEY, BARNEY ILEY, KINNETIA ISIDORE, CHRISTINA KOPKA, ALICE LOUISE, IMOGEN MACKENZIE, SHANNON MARTIN, GERRY MCRANOR, ALEX MERRY, GRAHAM MICHAEL, SASHA MILAVIC DAVIES, FREDDIE ODONG, MEGAN ONG, JACQUES PILLET, SIMON PINK, JULIA PHELAN, RUAIRI PHELAN, NANCY PHELAN, JONATHAN PURKISS, REECE RICHARDSON, MARK SHAER, MATTHEW SHAW, BENJAMIN SMITH, REBECCA TARRY, MARY TILLETT, KIRSTY TERRY, RACHEL THOMAS, DOUGIE WOOD

 

 


CONTENT ADVISORY
We produce a set of content advisories for each production. These detail any content that we think you should be aware of. We try to keep spoilers to a minimum on these advisory pages, but you may find out details that give away key elements of the plot if you read them.

Click here to read the content advisory for Adult Children.


WITH THANKS

DONMAR WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE SPONSORS
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ALI AL-HASANI
OMER BOR
TOBY COFFEY
ANDREW HUGHES
ANNETTE MEES
LOUISE AND BENJI QUAH
SONICA STUDIOS
VALERIE WESTON