Status

Theatre (political, solo show)

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  • Assembly George Square - The Blue Room
  • 10:25
  • Aug 24
  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Chris Thorpe, Rachel Chavkin, China Plate and Staatstheater Mainz
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 14 and above (14+)Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Signed Performance
    Relaxed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months

Description

We all have a nationality. Or almost all of us. Status is a Fringe First-winning show about someone who doesn't want his any more. About running away from the national story you're given. About who's responsible for that story and what might happen to it if you try to give it up. 'The words are eloquent, the music essential and powerful, and the performance full of brilliant, prowling precision' **** (Scotsman). **** (Guardian). **** (Time Out). **** (Stage). Part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2019.

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General venue access

  • Signed Performance
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


Signed performances

  • Dates: 23 August
  • Interpreter: Jo Ross - Stage Left
  • Type: BSL
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

Watch the BSL video


Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 18 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Character Introduction Details
  • Additional information: Information not supplied

Be aware that this show features:

  • Performer goes into audience area
  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to engage with performer

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Chris Rush 113 days ago

Great show, excellent guitar btw and really makes you think about nationality in a fractured world


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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 109 days ago

In Status  (developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin), Chris Thorpe uses his own fictionalised story of self-discovery to explore questions of nationhood and nationality in the 21st century. Behind him is a screen, displaying images relevant to his narrative. It first shows a quote of Theresa May’s from 2016:...

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Time Out (4/5 stars) 130 days ago

This review of 'Status' is from the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe. Four years ago Chris Thorpe – mercurial British performer, wordsmith and serial collaborator – teamed up with US director Rachel Chavkin – of New York experimentalists The TEAM – to create ‘Confirmation’. A searing piece about modern day white supremacism,...

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