What the hell is ‘national identity’?
We live in an ever shifting political and geographical landscape. As a generation that grew up into an open-doors Europe and the advances of the internet, we have been accustomed to travel, exchange, engage and collaborate with people from different nationalities from us.
At the same time, there is a wave of nationalism arising across the world that threatens to change all of this and close our national borders.
Post is an exploration of what it means to be a migrant, of constantly inhabiting a ‘national limbo’ and failing to adhere to border and identity-defining norms.
This performance is extra-live and audiences are invited to respond to the show in whatever way feels natural; moving around, making noises and coming and going from the auditorium if needed.
“Unlike anything I had ever seen before… Utterly unique.” – Reviewer Number 9
“A fascinating, thought-provoking, and elaborate attempt to answer various questions that are highlighted in the times of Brexit, Trump, and the refugee crisis.” – Mancunion
“This is a production of consummate ease and huge sensitivity.” – A Younger Theatre
“Brilliant.” – The Tung
“Post is grounded and real, interactive and dynamic.” – The Upcoming
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