ED2013 2/5 Reviews ED2013 Theatre Reviews

Glory Days (Bromley Contigent)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

“A play about saying hello and waving goodbye.” Dodgy David Gray homages aside, this play is actually about the last days of summer a group of school leavers have together before they go their separate ways. The play attempts to pull on your nostalgic heartstrings, a fact made obvious by actors confusingly switching roles to an older character talking about how they miss their own youths without any reason or connection to the original plot (bursting into One Direction’s ‘Live While We’re Young’ would have made more sense). It came off, however, as a whiny, self-obsessed rehash of a bad Hollyoaks episode. It’s a disservice to the MTV generation who already get a bad wrap – we’re not this boring and soulless, promise.

theSpace @ The Mile, until 17 Aug, 12.40pm.
tw rating 2/5 [Patricia-Ann Young]