Our Generation



Our Generation

A new play by Alecky Blythe

From April 2022

Minerva Theatre

CFT Artistic Director Daniel Evans will direct a co-production between Chichester Festival Theatre and the National Theatre in 2022, at the start of CFT’s 60th anniversary season.

Our Generation by Alecky Blythe is a new and extraordinary verbatim play which follows the lives of twelve young people from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales as they evolve from children to adults.

From interviews gathered over a five-year period, we experience the heartache, the humour and the growing pains of twelve remarkable teenagers, as they navigate their families, their friendships, an exams fiasco and a global pandemic. Our Generation will provide a unique insight into growing up in modern Britain, seen through the eyes of those who are experiencing it right now. 

Alecky Blythe wrote the acclaimed verbatim musical London Road, which premiered at the National Theatre in 2011 and later became a feature film. Our Generation will be Daniel Evans’s directorial debut at the National Theatre; as an actor, his work there included Cardiff East, Peter Pan, Troilus and Cressida, Candide and The Merchant of Venice.

Our Generation will open at the National Theatre’s Dorfman Theatre in February 2022 before playing at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre from April 2022.  

Booking for the Chichester production will open in February 2022 when CFT’s full 60th anniversary season will be announced.

Creative team
Daniel EvansDirector
Vicki MortimerSet Designer
Kinnetia IsidoreCostume Designer
Akhila KrishnanVideo Designer
Zoe SpurrLighting Designer
Paul ArdittiSound Designer
Carrie-Anne IngrouilleMovement Director
DJ WaldeMusic composition, production & direction