Our Generation

Cast: 8f 7m doubling (very large cast possible, 100+ characters)

Staging: Flexible staging, minimal requirements

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 184 pages ISBN: 9781839040658Publication Date:
3 Mar 2022
Size: 198mm x 129mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
EPUB, 184 pages ISBN: 9781788505253Publication Date:
3 Mar 2022
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
First Staged:
National Theatre, London, 2022

Our Generation

By Alecky Blythe

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Alecky Blythe's engrossing verbatim play tells the stories of a generation. Created from five years of interviews with twelve young people from across 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.

It was co-produced by the National Theatre, London, and Chichester Festival Theatre, and first performed in the Dorfman auditorium of the National Theatre in February 2022 before transferring to the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, in April of that year, in a production directed by Daniel Evans.

Note for performers: the original audio recordings, which were used in rehearsal by the cast of the first professional production, are available to be used by other theatre companies performing the play. For more information, contact the Performing Rights Manager.

'To be honest with you, before I went secondary school I thought that the kids they would be like really mature and like by the time I reached Year Ten I'd be fully mature and everything. And I'd lose my like funsense and stuff... But, I don't know if it's just my class in particular but we really haven't matured at all... I don't want to be the serious adult and have serious children and have serious future in a serious house and serious everything.'

Press Quotes

'Extraordinary... shines a light on a generation dealt a spectacularly bad hand... a terrific piece of work'

Evening Standard

'Magnificent... masterful... will steal your heart'

Guardian

'Dazzling... a beautiful and funny journey through twelve young people's lives... The dialogue in this extraordinary state-of-the-nation play is comic gold dust... Through a dynamic distilling of her ongoing encounters with these young people, Blythe and her team respect and explore each of them as individuals... It's a thrill to spend time inside these young people's lives; it's hard to imagine getting so close to these characters without the immersive documentary-style process that Blythe has honed over several plays... eye-opening, generous and brilliantly inventive'

Time Out

'Thrilling... a frank, fond tribute to the agony and ecstasy of generation Snapchat'

Daily Telegraph

'An extraordinary show... we grow to love these kids, fear for them, celebrate with them, laugh and cry with them'

Broadway World

'Wise, beguiling, hilarious and gut-punchingly moving: a living portrait of adolescence, in all its overwhelming intensity... supremely lovable'

iNews

Cast: 8f 7m doubling (very large cast possible, 100+ characters)

Staging:Flexible staging, minimal requirements

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 184 pages ISBN: 9781839040658Publication Date:
3 Mar 2022
Size: 198mm x 129mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
EPUB, 184 pages ISBN: 9781788505253Publication Date:
3 Mar 2022
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Also by Alecky Blythe:

London Road
The Girlfriend Experience
Cruising
Little Revolution
Come Out Eli
Decade

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