At The River's Edge

  • Rose Auditorium
  • 5 July 2021
  • Part of International Youth Arts Festival 2021

William Davies, author of The Happiness Industry, about the commercialisation of wellbeing, argues that a growing proportion of young adults and students "just seem terrified of failure" and perceive learning as "an unforgiving ordeal that offers no room for mistakes."

At the River's Edge, by acclaimed playwright Alex McSweeney, is a series of short, interlinked plays exploring the alienation of the so-called 'snowflake' generation, brought into even sharper focus by a year of lockdown in a global pandemic. Each of these plays, directed by acclaimed directors, raise important issues surrounding the happiness and mental health of a generation of young people.


Event Details

Age Recommendation: 14+
Running Time: 90 minutes 
Warning: use of strong language

Double Festival offer: book for the opening night performances of At The River's Edge and Just My Boy and pay just £25 for both performances (offer automatically applied at checkout).

Access tickets: We offer £10 access tickets for customers with disabilities for this show. Please contact our box office directly on 020 8174 0090 or at [email protected] to find out more.

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