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China Plate and Staatstheater Mainz present

Status

Tuesday 26th March, 8pm

Written by Chris Thorpe, developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin

We all have a nationality. Or almost all of us. Most are inherited, and some are given to us.

Fringe First Award-winner, Status is a show about someone who doesn’t want his anymore. About running away from the national story you’re given. About who is responsible for that story and what might happen to it if you give it up.

In the midst of a cultural and political climate dominated by Brexit, the Windrush scandal and debates about who has the right to belong, Chris Thorpe questions how we acquire these narratives and the internal and political conflicts that arise when people choose not to accept their nationality.

It’s a globe-spanning journey of attempted escape, with songs along the way.

“The words are eloquent, the music essential and powerful, and the performance full of a brilliant, prowling precision”

Scotsman Fringe First Award Winner 2018 ★★★★

“With its magical-realist twists, the show has the strange pull of a Haruki Murakami novel, a dense and provocative barrage of reflections on a world in flux and our place within it.”

The Guardian ★★★★

Time Out ★★★★

“A searching, meticulously crafted, beautifully written piece, full of fragile conclusions about nationhood and privilege.”

The Stage ★★★★

FREE after show ‘In Conversation With’

£12 / £8 concessions

Running time 80 mins

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