A play based on comments by the electorate in the days after last year’s Brexit vote
Offering a frank portrait of Brexit Britain, My Country arrives at the Arts Theatre this month, just days after the votes are cast in the UK’s shock general election. It’s a timely moment to enjoy this groundbreaking production, which was created by the National Theatre in collaboration with Carol Ann Duffy, based around a series of interviews with the public.
Conducted in the days following the vote on the EU referendum, people of all ages from around England were asked for their views on the country they call home, yielding honest, emotional, funny, and sometimes extreme results. In My Country, these words take centre stage in a verbatim drama which interweaves testimonials from the public with speeches from party leaders, painting a fascinating tableau of a divided nation at an historic juncture.
Praised for its “uncategorisable brilliance” by The Independent, the production runs from 12 to 17 June, with tickets available from £18.