The Marlowe
China Plate & Staatstheatre Mains Present


A thought-provoking exploration of national identity and belonging.

We all have a nationality.

Or almost all of us.

Status is a show about someone who doesn’t want his anymore. But can you run away from your heritage and the story you are given? And who is responsible for that story and what might happen to it if you give it up?

Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Warwick Arts Centre and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Status is a globe-spanning journey of attempted escape, drawing on conversations with those who have found themselves stateless. Brought together with music and stories, this is a thought-provoking production for our time.

Supported by

The British Council, Goethe-Institut London, The Collaborative Touring Network and using public funding by The National Lottery through Arts Council England.