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Our Generation

A co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre

a new play by Alecky Blythe

14 February to 9 April 2022
Running Time: approx. 3 hours 40 mins including two intervals

Chichester Festival Theatre

4 star rating

It will steal your heart. A masterful play

Guardian
4 star rating

Fascinating and funny. A terrific piece of work

Evening Standard
4 star rating

A frank, fond tribute. The agony and ecstasy of today’s teens is entertainingly and stirringly on view.

The Telegraph
4 star rating

It’s eye-opening, generous and brilliantly inventive

Time Out
4 star rating

Wise, beguiling, hilarious and gut-punchingly moving: a living portrait of adolescence

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Our Generation

An epic coming-of-age drama that's too extraordinary to be fiction​.

Alecky Blythe follows the success of London Road with her astonishing new verbatim play that tells the stories of a generation.

Created from five years of interviews with 12 young people from across the UK, Our Generation is a captivating portrait of their 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.

Making his directorial debut at the National Theatre, Daniel Evans leads the team in this co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre.

Following its acclaimed run in the Dorfman Theatre, Our Generation transfered to the Chichester Festival Theatre from 22 April to 14 May 2022.

 

Please note: This production features references to violent and sexual assault, references to shooting and gun violence, drug reference and contains strong language. For more information please visit our help centre 

 

Supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation through the Weston Culture Fund

 

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Also supported by The Polonsky Foundation

Our Generation Trailer

Life plans. Basketball. Families. Love Island. Mosque. Weekend jobs. These are the real lives of Our Generation: a verbatim play created from five years of interviews: A co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre opening in February 2022. Written Alecky Blythe following the success of London Road with Daniel Evans making his NT directorial debut.

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Rehearsal Gallery

Our Generation -The Journey

How do you make a verbatim piece of theatre?

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Our Generation Ticket Prices
 

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£55, £40, £35, £30, £20

Friday & Saturday eves
£60, £45, £40, £30, £20

Tickets for 16-25 year olds

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Young people taking part in a NT youth workshop

Our Generation talks

Hear from the creatives
Wednesday 2 March, 6pm GMT
Writer Alecky Blythe and director Daniel Evans are joined by creative producer Pádraig Cusack.
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Young Producers Takeover
We are working with eight young producers from our How to be a Producer course to curate a public programme of talks and events, both live and digital, exploring their experience of what it means to be a young person today. Events include: 

Our Youth: Spoken Word Workshop
Friday 18 March, 5.30–7pm
Join a zen online spoken word workshop set to ease the mind and engage with the theme: an exploration of youthfulness.
 
The Great Link Up: An Anti-Networking Event for Early Career Creatives
Friday 18 March, 7–9pm
This 'anti-networking' event opens the door for early career artists to listen to and engage with a variety of experienced industry professionals from across the creative, cultural and professional spheres.
 
Graffiti Workshop
Saturday 19 March, 12 noon–2pm and 3.30–5.30pm
A workshop of mindfulness through the art of graffiti accompanied by a community of both young and older people.
 
Open Mic Cabaret: Hope for the Hopeless  
Saturday 19 March, 7.30–9.30pm
'When there is no hope – there is art'. A night filled with hope with performances from rappers, spoken word artists, poets, drag queens, stand-up comedians and more.
 
 
 
 

 

Cast

Production team

Music Composition, Production and Direction

DJ Walde

photo by Simon Sorted

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