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A powerful new play about making a stand.

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1 August 2022  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Originally due to open in March 2020, Francesca Martinez’s play, directed by Ian Rickson, finally gets to take up space at the National Theatre. Martinez, who was born with cerebral palsy, is best known for her stand-up work and has been a trail blazer. This play focuses on Jess (played by Martinez), a woman who has fought hard to make the life she wants for herself. When she finds it is threatened decides to fight back. Rewritten to embrace the impact of Covid on disabled people, the play reminds of the impact of austerity on daily lives and the ease with which we accept that as normal.”
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Overview

From Francesca Martinez, the award-winning author, comedian and actor, comes an unmissable new play directed by Ian Rickson (Paradise, Translations).

Jess has a great life: a job she loves, a sharp sense of humour and a close group of friends.

When austerity threaten the world she has worked hard to build, Jess makes a stand to protect those she holds most dear.

Capturing the humour, sadness and joy of everyday life, All of Us is a passionate and timely look at the human cost of abandoning those who struggle to fit in.

Critic reviews

Intensely moving play about disability and austerity challenges preconceptions

· The Guardian

Harnesses theatre's unique power to affect the emotions viscerally

· Broadway World

Fizzes with rage and protest

· The Stage

Works to entertain, educate, inspire and surprise the audience

· London Box Office

A valuable addition to a conversation we need to keep having

· Time Out

A play that sets out rightly to challenge the idea of normality

· The Observer

Francesca Martinez’s debut play about disability politics entertains - and frustrates

· The Arts Desk

An enlightening, infuriating plea for acceptance

· The Telegraph

A warm and sobering account that perfectly succeeds in its intention

· The Upcoming

A compelling, rage-filled portrait of disabled life under austerity

· Evening Standard

Both tough and rewarding to see a piece of new writing that shines a light on the inequality and prejudice

· WhatsOnStage

Well-intentioned but meandering drama

· The Times
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Date & time

Show ended
Wed 27 Jul - Sat 24 Sep 2022, 3pm & 7.30pm

Relaxed: Fri 19 Aug & Thu 13 Sep, 7.30pm
Audio-described & Touch Tour: Sat 10 Sep, 1.30pm
Captioned: Thu 8 Sep, 7.30pm

Venue

South Bank SE1 9PX London, UK · Get Directions
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