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Your Country Called... And It Wants You Back

Your Country Called... And It Wants You Back

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Just days before the General Election, a cast of young actors will have their say on major political issues from the stage of Lancaster’s Dukes theatre.

Your Country Called... And It Wants You Back on Thursday-Saturday April 23-25, looks at immigration, first time voting and racism through the eyes of The Dukes Young Company and Young Actors.

Multiple stories, many based on real-life experiences, will be mixed DJ-style, with live music performed in The Dukes Rake theatre.

The production is largely inspired by stories from international students. These include how a Chinese woman deals with her parents’ expectations; another reflects on an Algerian student’s first night out in Lancaster.

Many of the cast will vote for the first time this year, and the concerns, excitement and confusion surrounding that milestone are explored.

The play reunites award-winning writing team Eddie Robson and Laurence Wilson, who wrote Your Country Needs You! (But I don’t need my country...) performed last year at The Dukes.

It also features music and sound design by Dukes associate artist, Mark Melville whose work on last year’s show will feature in a design exhibition at London’s Victoria & Albert museum this summer.

Tickets £8, £6 concs, call 01524 598500 or see www.dukes-lancaster.org.