The National Theatre presents

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. 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 Country therapeutically unkinks your brain and lets you hear at the end a more reverberant and ionised silent. It’s a political intervention; not a retreat into aesthetics. Roll on the next instalment.” – The Independent

★★★★ “Compassionate, funny, and insightful.” – What’s On Stage

“The first serious theatrical presentation to take on Britain in the period since the people narrowly voted to leave Europe, it will certainly not be the last… A rather brisk but welcome canter through and around a major topic.” – British Theatre Guide

★★★★★ “A highly entertaining show.” – British Theatre

“[Rufus] Norris’s staging is lively and the six actors who speak for the people […] do a perfectly good job.” – The Guardian

“Pacey and playful” – The Daily Telegraph

“The excellent ensemble […] channels numerous people with ease and warmth. An oddly touching portrait of Britain.” – Broadway World

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