My Country; A Work In Progress

My Country; A Work In Progress

In the days following the Brexit vote, a team from the National Theatre of Great Britain spoke to people nationwide, aged 9 to 97, to hear their views on the country we call home. In a series of deeply personal interviews, they heard opinions that were honest, emotional, funny, and sometimes extreme. My Country puts their words centre stage.Britannia calls a meeting, to listen to her people. Caledonia, Cymru, East Midlands, North East, Northern Ireland and the South West bring the voices of their regions. The debate is passionate, stereotypes nailed and opinions divided. Can there ever be a United Kingdom?These real testimonials are interwoven with speeches from party leaders of the time in this groundbreaking new play by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and director Rufus Norris.My Country; a work in progress opens in London before starting its UK tour at the Citizens Theatre.

Dates
  • 28 Mar 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 29 Mar 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 30 Mar 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 31 Mar 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 1 Apr 2017 @ 2.30pm
  • 1 Apr 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • Wheelchair Access
    Guide Dogs welcome
    Induction Loop

    REVIEWS

    “uncategorisable brilliance”
    The Independent ★★★★★

    “compassionate, funny and insightful”
    WhatsOnStage ★★★★

    PRESS

    “the play presents an unsentimental portrait of life in today’s post-Brexit limbo”
    The Herald,Neil Cooper

    “will expose the anger, frustration and excitement of Brexit”
    The National, Kirsteen Paterson

    “What does theatre mean? Of course it means entertainment and provocation and the power of story as a way of understanding who we are. But increasingly it is important also that theatre is the centre of debate for what’s going on in the nation”
    The Guardian, Amelia Gentleman

    “There are two things universally accepted to be true in these rocky political times: we are leaving the EU, and everyone has an opinion about it. What’s less clear is, well, basically everything else”
    Evening Standard, Jessie Thompson

    “This Brexit play actually listened to people in the UK”
    The New European, Daisy McCorgay

    “bringing voices from different regions, ages and social classes to a wide range of people on the national tour”
    Reuters

    “People were so willing to be engaged and wanted to tell stories”
    What’s On Stage, Campbell Lawrie

    • Cast & Creative Team
      Creative Team Director - Rufus Norris Writer - Carol Ann Duffy Designer - Katrina Lindsay Lighting Designer - Paul Knott Music - David Shrubsole Sound Designer - Alex Caplen Movement - Polly BennettCast Seema Bowri Cavan Clarke Adam Ewan Laura Elphinstone Penny Layden Stuart McQuarrie Christian Patterson
    Running Time: 1hr 30min

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