You may not know them yet – but you’ll never forget them.
Meet Mia, who wants to be on Jeremy Kyle. And Robyn, who wants a job. When Ayesha and her brother Ali aren’t bickering, they’re dreaming of going on Hajj or to Australia to get a tan. Lucas wants to get into Edinburgh and get a girlfriend. Basketball holds the future for Taylor and Luan, but for Callum it’s politics. Ierum’s only allowed on her phone at the weekends; Annabella receives surprising news via Snapchat. Emily, whose dad is the housemaster, is predicted to get ten A*s. Zac has six piano concerts in five days.
Alecky Blythe’s panoramic new verbatim play tells the stories of a generation. Created from five years of interviews with 12 young people from all four corners of the UK, Our Generation is a captivating portrait of their teenage years as they journey into adulthood.
Often too extraordinary to be fiction, this funny and moving play is for anyone who is – or has ever been – a teenager.
Artistic Director Daniel Evans directs this co-production with the National Theatre, which runs at the Minerva Theatre immediately following its London premiere
Alecky Blythe’s acclaimed verbatim musical London Road premiered at the National Theatre in 2011 and she later adapted it for the 2015 feature film. Her other work includes Little Revolution (Almeida Theatre) and The Riots: In Their Own Words for BBC2.
Our Generation marks Daniel Evans’s directorial debut at the National Theatre. His productions at Chichester Festival Theatre include South Pacific, This Is My Family, Quiz and Fiddler on the Roof.
A co-production with the National Theatre.
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