Plays by Rufus Norris

My Country - A Work in Progress

Faber and Faber
Type: Text

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.

video (NT)

National Theatre
Type: Video

Age recommendation: 9+

This archive recording was captured on 9th May, 2017.

A new musical inspired by Lewis Carroll’s iconic story, is a coming-of-age adventure that explores the blurred boundaries between our online and offline lives. Combining live theatre and digital technology in dazzling new ways, is brought to life on stage by an extraordinary creative team.

With stunning sets, costumes, video projection and lighting, and a score by Blur’s Damon Albarn, this is a musical like no other: an Alice for the online generation.

For teacher resources, visit this page.

MC (Cheshire Cat / Caterpillar): Hal Fowler
Aly: Lois Chimimba
Bianca: Golda Rosheuvel
Matt: Paul Hilton
Dinah: Witney White
Kitty: Abigail Rose
Mary Ann: Stephanie Rojas
Alice: Carly Bowden
White Rabbit: Joshua Lacey
Ms Manxome: Anna Francolini
Luke Laprel: Enyi Okoronkwo
Mr King: Adrian Grove
Dum: Sam Archer
Dee: Leone Cooke
Mouse: Ed Wade
Humpty: Daisy Maywood
Dodo: Ivan De Freitas
Mock Turtle: Cyndey Uffindell-Phillips
WPC Rook: Nadine Cox
Ensemble: Simon Anthony
Ensemble: Dylan Mason
Ensemble: Lisa Ritchie
Music Director / Piano / Keyboard 1: Tom Deering
Piano / Keyboard 2: Ian Watson
Violin / Acoustic Guitar / Ukulele / Banjo: Sarah Freestone
Percussion / Kit: Tony McVey
Electric Bass: Timothy Harries
Electric Guitar: Simon Tong
Flute / Piccolo / Alto Saxophone / Bass Flute: Andrew Findon
Clarinet / Bass Clarinet / Soprano, Baritone & Tenor Saxophones: Christian Forshaw

Director: Rufus Norris
Writer: Moira Buffini
Music: Damon Albarn
Set Designer: Rae Smith
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
Sound Designer: Paul Arditti
Costume Designer: Katrina Lindsay
Choreographer: Javier de Frutos
Puppet Design ‘Charlie’: Toby Olié