Our Town

Almeida

Our Town

09 Oct 2014 - 29 Nov 2014

£9.00 - £36.00

Pro reviewers rating
9 reviews

3.6 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

4.5 out of 5.0

We all grow-up, we fall in love, we have families and we all die. That is our story. 
 
Award-winning US actor-director David Cromer directs this intimate new version of Wilder’s iconic American play. This deceptively simple story exposes the stark truth of human existence as two people fall in love, marry, and live out their lives as a small American town becomes an allegory for everyday life. 
 
“David Cromer’s rethinking of Thornton Wilder’s masterpiece is a landmark” Wall Street Journal

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“Almeida revival of Thornton Wilder’s 1938 American small-town classic avoids folksiness, and is both relevant and moving”

The Stage (Other reviewers)

“Thornton Wilder’s 1938 portrayal of small-town life could hardly be bettered – even if it keeps its subjects at arm’s length”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

Peer Reviews (1)    

Your rating
It's hard to believe this play was written in 1938. It's modern enough still to be seen as somewhat experimental in 2014. In fact, many theatre-goers around us displayed grumpy bemusement when faced with the starkly minimalist set; they'd apparently expected something more traditional. It's true that the acting started a little stiffly (hence not a clean 5 stars), but the actors settled into a gre...

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Caroline Webb 15 Nov 2014

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