Children of the Sun by Maxim Gorky

Translated by Kitty Hunter-Blair and Jeremy Brooks.

Children of the Sun by Maxim Gorky

Children of the Sun, written in 1905 when the playwright was briefly imprisoned in St. Petersburg during the Russian Revolution, conveys Gorky’s disappointment with the privileged classes and their inability to see beyond their own lives to realise what is happening in the world around them. A darkly comic play, it focuses on the household of scientist Protassov, who believes that the key to a better world lies in chemistry and who is so preoccupied with his own experiments that he is indifferent to the loss of his wife’s love, is oblivious to the persistent advances from an obsessed widow, scarcely notices that his sister is edging towards madness and is unaware of the personal danger that awaits him. 

There are scenes of a violent nature and smoke effects in this production.


Creative Team

DirectorLynne Parker
Set and Costume DesignerBláithín Sheerin
Lighting DesignEamon Fox
Movement DirectorSue Mythen
Sound DesignerIvan Birthistle
Hair & Make-UpVal Sherlock
Assistant Lighting DesignerBill Woodland

The Cast

Pavel Fyodorich ProtassovDarragh Shannon
RomanKevin Creedon
YegorDamian Gildea
Boris Borisovich ChepurnoyCharlie Maher
Yakov Troshin/DoctorPaul Mescal
Dimitri Sergeyich VaguinCurtis-Lee Ashqar
Mikhail Nazarov Vigrusov (Misha)Evan McCabe
AntonovnaShannen Turner
NazarLucy Johnson
Efimia Ivanovna (Fima)Simone Collins
Elizaveta Fyodorovna (Lisa)Gillian Buckle
Eleyna Nikolaevna ProtassovFiona Rose Stout
AvdotiaVenetia Bowe
Lukeria (Lusha)Ciara Ivie
Melanya Borisovna KirpichevaAmy McElhatton

The Crew

CSMPatrick Conlon
APM/TSMLisa Marie Barry
DSMMartina Kavanagh
ASMEmma Coen
Chief LXEmma Russell
Set Construction H.O.D.Seán Martin
Sound Design Co-OrdinatorTomasz Rola
Costume SupervisorAdam Moore-White
Scenic Artist H.O.D.Claudia Lamantea
Prop MakerEkaterina Solomatina


Performances: Friday 2nd December – Thursday 8th December 7.00pm
Matinee Monday 5th December 1.00pm
No performance on Sunday 4th December
Venue: Studio One
Tickets: €15 and €10 concession