China Plate & Staatstheater Mainz present


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

Tuesday 29 October - Saturday 2 November Download Calendar

The Drum


Tickets go on-sale at 10am (online and phone) and 10.30am (in person) on the following dates:

Ambassadors & Corporate Members – Wednesday 3rd July
Friends – Wednesday 10th July
Priority – Wednesday 17th July
Groups & Schools – Thursday 18th July
General Public – Friday 19th July

Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Warwick Arts Centre and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg.

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.

Post-show Q&A: Wednesday 30th October
Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes (approx)
Age guide: 14+ (contains strong language)

… 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


Supported by the British Council, Goethe-Institut London, the Collaborative Touring Network and using public funding by the national lottery through Arts Council England.

Pricing & Concessions

All performances: £15

Concessions: £11

Schools: £10