My Country; a work in progress

Tue 11 Apr to Sat 15 Apr 2017


£30 - £10

in the words of people across the UK
and Carol Ann Duffy

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.

Created in collaboration with eight UK arts organisations in association with Cusack Projects Limited.

“Gives a voice to those who feel they have no voice”
Rufus Norris on My Country; a work in progress


Presented by the National Theatre

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My Country; a work in progress

"Penny Layden is brilliant"
"This work in progress is an excellent conversation starter"

My Country; a work in progress

"Often very funny, always very warm"

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Cast announcement

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