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On Tour: My Country; a work in progress

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

From March 2017
Running Time: 1 hour 15 mins. There is no interval.

UK Tour

On Tour: 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; a work in progress 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 County; a work in progress opens in London before playing at venues around the country.

Created in collaboration with; Citizens Theatre, Curve, Derry Playhouse, Live Theatre, National Theatre Wales, Sage Gateshead, Salisbury Playhouse and Strike A Light Festival in association with Cusack Projects Limited.

UK Tour Dates

For further information including times and prices visit the individual theatre websites listed below.

Derry Playhouse
Tue 4 – Sat 8 April 2017
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Liverpool Playhouse
Tue 11 – Thu 13 April 2017
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HOME, Manchester
Tue 18 – Sat 22 April 2017
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Curve, Leicester
Thu 27 – Sat 29 April 2017
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Sherman Theatre, Cardiff
Tue 2 – Sat 6 May 2017
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Strike A Light, Gloucester
Mon 8 & Tue 9 May 2017
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Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Thu 11 – Sat 13 May 2017
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Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Tue 16 – Sat 20 May 2017
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Warwick Arts Centre
Thu 25 – Sat 27 May 2017
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Theatr Clwyd
Tue 30 May – Sat 3 June 2017
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Cambridge Arts Theatre
Mon 12 – Sat 17 June 2017
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Theatre Royal Stratford East
Mon 19 June – Sat 1 July 2017
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My Country Rehearsal Gallery

Rufus Norris and Pádraig Cusack on My Country

The project producer, Pádraig Cusack, and the National's Director, Rufus Norris, talk about My Country.

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