My Country - A Work in Progress

DOI: 10.5040/9780571342006.00000002
Scenes: 12. Roles: Male (0) , Female (1) , Neutral (6)

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 and opinions divided. Can there ever be a United Kingdom?

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.

These real testimonials are interwoven with speeches from party leaders of the time in this play by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and director Rufus Norris.

My Country opened at the National Theatre, London, in March 2017 before playing at venues around the UK.

From My Country; a work in progress

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Faber and Faber

Carol Ann Duffy and Rufus Norris

ISBN: 9780571339747

Series: Faber Drama

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