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.
A globe-spanning journey of attempted escape, with songs along the way.
Directed by Rachel Chavkin who won a Tony award 2019 for Best Director of the Broadway musical Hadestown.
“… the words are eloquent, the music essential and powerful, and the performance full of a brilliant, prowling precision…”
Scotsman Fringe First Award Winner 2018
★★★★ Guardian ★★★★Time Out ★★★★The Scotsman★★★★The Stage
“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.” Guardian
“As ever with Chris Thorpe, the words are eloquent, the music essential and powerful, and the performance full of a brilliant, prowling precision…” Scotsman
“…a searching, meticulously crafted, beautifully written piece, full of fragile conclusions about nationhood and privilege.” The Stage
“Status is a sophisticated, hugely confident show, meticulously crafted in Thorpe’s bracing monologue and directed with assurance and remarkable insight by Rachel Chavkin…” ArtsDesk
“…a scintillating, rigorous critique of something we often take for granted” Fest Mag
“Thorpe’s metaphysical road trip is grittily real, discomfortingly surreal, densely poetic” Edinburgh Reporter
Supported by the British Council, Goethe-Institut London, the Collaborative Touring Network and using public funding by the national lottery through Arts Council England.
Tickets 15€ (9€ students]
Written and Performed by Chris Thorpe | Developed with and Directed by Rachel Chavkin | Lighting Design by Katharine Williams | Sound Design by Tanuja Amarasuriya | Video Design by Andrzej Goulding | Dramaturgy by Jörg Vorhaben | Set and Costume Design by Eugenia Leis | A coproduction of China Plate and Staatstheater Mainz