Talking about my Generation

A series of discussion events inspired by our new production of Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo and Juliet is a play that tells of deep division and conflict: between young and old, and between the Montagues and the Capulets.

We live in a divided society. The results of the EU referendum, Brexit, and reaction to current government policies highlight fundamental differences in opinion between the generations.

Talking about my Generation is a series of events inspired by our new production, exploring the nature of generational divide in today's society. Events in the series have been produced in partnership with local youth development organisations.


Get A Real Job

Thursday 9 August, 7 – 9pm
Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Deciding on a career as an artist is not without its challenges. The constant explanation and justification of your work in response to worried parents, fretting about the financial implications and questioning the stability of their child’s chosen profession. Do you follow your vocation or settle in to salaries and sick pay?

Our current version of Romeo and Juliet explores the generational divide in Shakespeare’s play - this is where we challenge it. Bringing together three young artists and their family members, through activities and discussion, we attempt to break down these barriers and talk openly about the importance of pursuing what you love.

This is a partnership event between Free Radical, the Royal Shakespeare Company and The REP.

FREE, booking essential.

Book here via the Birmingham Repertory Theatre website