Testing The Echo

Out of Joint present

“You can tell a German because he knows his Bach & Beethoven. You can tell a Canadian because he separates his rubbish. And you can tell a Brit because he knows how to sue his neighbours…”
Where did Father Christmas originate? How do you feel about men holding hands? What should you do if you spill someone’s drink?
Secretly, Tetyana wants to escape her marriage. Mahmood gets kidnapped for his own good. And the motley crew in Emma’s English class are all looking for something, whether it’s a passport – or a fight. As the day of their ceremony approaches, Emma’s students begin to challenge some of her dearest-held beliefs.
Written with charm, wit and passion, David Edgar’s play is a fascinating tapestry about the twisting road to becoming British.
David Edgar’s plays include Pentecost, Playing With Fire, Destiny, and his famous adaptation for the RSC of Nicholas Nickleby, which was revived in the West End for Christmas 2007 and goes to Broadway in 2008. Matthew Dunster is Associate Director at the Young Vic where his most recent production was the acclaimed The Member of the Wedding.