Play directory : This Child

Welcome to The Mandy Network Plays Directory.

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Joel Pommerat. Translated by Nigel Gearing
  • Written
  • Overview
    This Child is one of the most talked-about plays in France in recent years. It is an exploration of the feelings, from the noblest to the most shameful, that bind parents and children together. The play, remarkable in its intensity, stages various family confrontations that show all the complexity of the family bond, in clear and transparent language. Each of the eleven scenes is like a short play in itself and they can be viewed in any order.
    A major critical success in the original French, This Child won the Critics Association Award for Best Play in 2006.