Our Generation
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Our Generation

Our Generation London Reviews and Tickets

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Alecky Blythe's new play captures what it means to be young in the present day.

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Critic Reviews (9)

The Telegraph (UK)
March 2nd, 2022

This is the latest from verbatim theatre queen Alecky Blythe...When the acting is as good as it is here the result is a thrilling suspension of disbelief; we’re aware of the artifice but also experience it as authentic.
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The London Evening Standard
March 2nd, 2022

Overall this is a terrific piece of work. It’s fine-grained, deftly edited, unshowily framed by Evans and set designer Vicki Mortimer to focus on the performers and the real-life stories they are telling.
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The Times (UK)
March 2nd, 2022

Still, if the running time could easily be cut by half, I haven’t seen such assured displays of youthful energy since this auditorium played host to Lee Hall’s magnificent teenage odyssey Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour six years ago.
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WhatsOnStage
March 2nd, 2022

But as a piece of theatre, it is heavy going, its sheer ambition also its greatest weakness. This is a generation that has had it especially tough...and their stories deserve a clearer airing.
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The Independent (UK)
March 3rd, 2022

Our Generation is an experiment that, though steered by some phenomenally assured performances, collapses under its own weight.
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London Theatre
March 2nd, 2022

Our Generation is an undeniably ambitious undertaking and worthy of high admiration for how all the components work together as well as they do.
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The Stage (UK)
March 2nd, 2022

But elsewhere the theatrical ideas feel a little by-the-numbers, coasting on the eminent likeability of its subjects, and the ambition and affection of its premise.
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Time Out London
March 2nd, 2022

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.
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