Really Old, Like Forty Five
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Tamsin Oglesby is one of today’s most respected and established young playwrights. She is currently under commission to the National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company and Hampstead Theatre, and has enjoyed well-received, sell-out runs at the Hampstead, Bush and National Theatres. Her latest play is a furious comedy about our embarrassment and fear of old age. It exposes a society in which compassion vies with pragmatism and, by asking unequivocal questions, it comes up with some extraordinary answers.
"Oglesby's play burns with rage and cackles with black humour... The play's urgent warning resounds in the ear and mind like a death rattle" - Sam Marlowe, Time Out London
"…Oglesby writes with a controlled anger…" –Michael Billington, The Guardian
"Really Old, Like Forty Five is a moving and upsetting confrontation of the realities of old age." –Charles Spencer, Telegraph
"…a clever and powerful satire which feels at the same time both eerily dystopian and scarily plausible." –Ben Dowell, The Stage