The Children's Hour

Comedy Theatre |  West End  |  February 2011

A play by Lillian Hellman

Directed by Ian Rickson

Starring Keira Knightley, Elisabeth Moss, Ellen Burstyn, and Carol Kane

Keira Knightley plays Karen Wright, and Elisabeth Moss plays Martha Dobie, who together run a girls’ boarding school in 1930s New England, where they become entangled in a story of deceit, shame, and courage when a schoolgirl's whispers spread, triggering a chain of events with extraordinary consequences. (Read more at

"There's only one question to which everyone wants the answer: can Keira Knightley and Elisabeth Moss cut the mustard? The short answer is that they prove as potent a combination on stage as at the box office. "

- The Guardian

“This is a powerful night in the West End and Knightley has impressively won her theatrical spurs."

- The Telegraph