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Rob Drummond in The Majority (Photo: National Theatre Graphic Design Studio)

Rob Drummond in The Majority (Photo: National Theatre Graphic Design Studio)

Rob Drummond brings The Majority to National

First Published 13 July 2017, Last Updated 13 July 2017

Acclaimed writer, director and performer Rob Drummond is returning to the National Theatre next month with a new show about democracy, offering audiences the opportunity to change the course of the show accordingly.

Following his well-received run of Bullet Catch in The Shed, Rob navigates the Scottish Independence Referendum, Brexit, Trump – and whatever surprises the day brings – in The Majority. Each audience member will be supplied with a voting pad in order to vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ on questions posed throughout the play, ensuring every night will be different, depending on the majority.

The dilemmas posed will include a number of challenging decisions on narrative, ethics and morality, with the results ultimately affecting the way the performance unfolds.

Speaking about The Majority, Drummond said, “I started work on this play three years ago as a reaction to the Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014 and it has gone through more drafts than any play I have ever worked on, largely because the world kept changing.”

“The Majority is about ideas. How do we communicate our ideas effectively? How do we best decide what is right? And what happens when 49% of us disagree?”

The Majority previews in the National Theatre – Dorfman from 11 August, opening on 14 August, and plays until 28 August.

You can book your tickets through the venue’s website.


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