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We Live by the Sea

From 18 critic and 142 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant

About the show

Patch of Blue's devised production explores the life of an autistic girl as she connects with a boy who changes her world forever. A hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Part of 59E59's Brit's Off Broadway series. More…

'We Live By the Sea' tells the story of Katy, who lives on the coast with her sister Hannah and her imaginary dog, Paul Williams. Ostracized by the children at her school because of her differences, Katy is lonely and longs for someone to talk to. When she meets Ryan, a teenager from the city running away from his own problems, she recognizes something of herself in him, and starts to learn what it is to be a friend. The production features playful visual storytelling and a live electronic score.

Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if You want to waste your time and money

Don't see it if As a former social worker spending years working with persons like Katy, I found the play ambitious but much too long and painful. Would hav

Also Left but no intermission. Better if Katy gained independence in a comm... Read more Read less

During previews
Dizzying, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if If you can put up with acting and writing that treats autism as hypersensitive histrionics.

Don't see it if You have something better to do.

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