Cambridge play is testimonial of political views from across the country

PUBLISHED: 09:34 22 May 2017

My Country is showing at the Arts Theatre in Cambridge from June 12-17.

My Country is showing at the Arts Theatre in Cambridge from June 12-17.

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As Cambridge residents, along with others across the country, prepare to cast their vote in the next General Election, the Arts Theatre welcomes a timely new play to the stage direct from the National Theatre.

In the days following the Brexit vote, a team of interviewers spoke to people around the country, aged from nine to 87, to hear their views. In a series of interviews, they heard opinions that were honest, emotional, funny and sometimes extreme. My Country puts their words centre stage. These testimonials are interwoven with speeches from political leaders to create a new play by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and directed by National Theatre artistic director, Rufus Norris.

Norris, says: “One of my ambitions for the National Theatre is to make it truly national and through collaboration, embrace the creativity and opinion around the UK. The Brexit vote unleashed a host of questions about our country, way beyond the issue of Britain’s role in Europe. It articulated a deep disaffection. Those elements provoked a need and opportunity to create a piece of theatre that responds to that palpable sense of frustration and disillusionment. Art has always responded to what is happening now and it’s what I hope we achieve with My Country.”

My Country runs from June 9 till 17.

Times and prices: Monday – Saturday, 7.45pm

and Saturday, 2.30pm: £18 / £23 / £28 /£33

Thursday, 2.30pm: £18 /£23 /£28

All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee.

Box Office: 01223 503333 / www.cambridgeartstheatre.com.

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