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Post-Brexit views of Salisbury residents feature in new play at National Theatre

The cast of My Country at the National Theatre (Credit Sarah Lee)
07 March 2017

The thoughts of Salisbury residents post-Brexit are currently being portrayed in a new play at London’s National Theatre called My Country.

In the months following the EU referendum, Salisbury Playhouse was one of eight theatres across the UK invited to record the views of a cross section of their local community. They were asked about Britain, the community they live in and the referendum. The dialogue, along with that from the other regions, has now been transformed into the new play by National Theatre Director Rufus Norris and poet Carol Ann Duffy.

Jo Newman, Salisbury Playhouse’s Associate Director, who was involved in interviewing the local participants, said “It was a real privilege to meet a range of people and to record their honest, emotional and, at times, funny thoughts on their country. It was a very special moment to hear their views alongside others from across the nation as part of the final production in London”.

My Country runs at the National Theatre until 22 March.