Notes On... (sorry)

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“We don’t want you to think for a second we’re not giving 110%, giving you a mathematical impossibility of ourselves, a number invented for us.”
 
Phoebe Frances Brown is the only cast member of (sorry), but we're introduced to a whole raft of characters through Phoebe’s 70-minute, emotionally-charged monologue. Written by Susie Sillett, the play is the product of growing up in the generation conveniently coined ‘millennial’ and about being sorry. Susie’s writing and Phoebe’s performance carry the weight of a generation apologetic and conflicted. They’ve had it all handed to them on a plate, haven’t they? And there are people in other parts of the world that have it much worse. (sorry) tries to process the almost ridiculously trivial, from guilt about buying premium brand chickpeas, to the most meaningful parts of life, and death. And whether any of it really means anything at all.
 
The play seamlessly and movingly weaves together three monologues exploring the experiences of young people today. They're sorry for the economical environment that is not their doing, sorry for friendship breakdowns and sorry for climate change. This play is the perfect tonic for the generation who seem to have it all, but haven’t quite got it all figured out just yet.

Susie is a REP Foundry graduate and '(sorry)' was part of the New & Nurtured programme at The Rep