#PULSE19 – Status

Performed on Thu 30 May


A globe-spanning journey of attempted escape, with songs along the way.

Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Warwick Arts Centre and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg.
Presented by China Plate and Staatstheatrer Mainz
Written and performed by Chris Thorpe and directed by Rachel Chavkin


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.

★★★★ 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.

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Reviews of #PULSE19 – Status

What the press say


“… the words are eloquent, the music essential and powerful, and the performance full of a brilliant, prowling precision…”

Scotsman Fringe First Award Winner 2018

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