My Country; a Work in Progress
New Stage (Nová scéna), Národní 4, Praha 1 - Nové Město, 110 00
- Thu 4. 10. 2018 10.00 a 17.30
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, the darts are sharp, stereotypes nailed and opinions divided. Can there ever be a United Kingdom?
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.
These real testimonials are interwoven with speeches from party leaders of the time in this new play by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and the director Rufus Norris. The project has been captured on a film, which will be screened at our festival.
In English, with Czech subtitles.
Produced by the National Theatre and Cuba Pictures for the BBC.
running time: 55 min (no intermission)