My Country: A Work In Progress
In the days following the Brexit vote, a team from the National Theatre 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, the darts are sharp, 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.
Carol Ann Duffy Writer
Rufus Norris Director
Katrina Lindsay Designer
Paul Knott Lighting Designer
David Shrubsole Music
Alex Caplen Sound Designer
Jeannette Nelson Company Voice Work
Rosemary McKenna Staff Director
Pádraig Cusack Producer
Highly entertaining...don't miss it
Compassionate, funny and insightful
Brought to life with dignity and humour
The Reviews Hub
Light comedy, often from Penny Layden’s embodiment of leading politicians, steers this work away from dry and dense debate...The audience, myself included, were hanging on every word
The piece is at its best with these intimate verbatim interviews, with Duffy and Norris sustaining their blend of playfulness and pathos...An amuse bouche of a political documentary
Excellent ensemble...engaging and energetic
Intensely acted, well-intentioned, topical
There are moments of loveable eccentricity
The Arts Desk
Pacey and playful
Norris’s staging is lively
Generous, open and sympathetic
Matinee 18 May from £15.
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1 hour 30 minutes. Please note that there is no interval.