We all have a nationality.
Or almost all of us.
Status is a show about someone who doesn’t want his any more. 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.
Status takes as its starting point the UK Prime Minister’s assertion that ‘if you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere’. Drawing on globe-spanning conversations about national identity, and incorporating songs as well as stories, Status is about running away from national identity, and whether that impulse – for those privileged enough to consider it – is a useful one, or a rejection of responsibility open only to the few.
“The words are eloquent, the music essential and powerful, and the performance full of a brilliant, prowling precision” Scotsman Fringe First Award Winner 2018
“A searching, meticulously crafted, beautifully written piece about nationhood and privilege” ★★★★ The Stage
“A dense and provocative barrage of reflections on a world in flux and our place within it.” ★★★★ Guardian
Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Warwick Arts Centre and Les Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg and supported by the British Council, Goethe-Institut London and the Collaborative Touring Network.