We all have a nationality. Or almost all of us. Status is a show about someone who doesn't want his anymore. 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.
Written and Performed by Chris Thorpe
Developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin
Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Warwick Arts Centre and Les Théâtres De La Ville De Luxembourg. The project is supported by the British Council, Goethe-Institut London, The Collaborative Touring Network and using public funding by the National Lottery Through Arts Council England.
Warning: Contains strong language and flashing lights (not strobe)
Age guidance: 14+
“… the words are eloquent, the music essential and powerful, and the performance full of a brilliant, prowling precision…” - Scotsman Fringe First Award Winner 2018
**** Time Out
**** The Scotsman
**** The Stage
Culture for a fiver
£5 for ages 25 and under, including organised school and FE college groups
Note: the Group Discount price does not apply to this offer
Status is presented at Luton Library Theatre as part of The Hat Factory Presents, which offers a taster of the programme to come when the venue reopens in 2019.
- Monday, May 20, 2019
Luton Library Theatre
Luton Library Theatre opened in 1962 as a lecture theatre before gradually changing to a traditional entertainment venue with 256 seats and two side aisles.
The Theatre began to build up a programme of amateur and professional drama, film, music of all types and children's events. In fact a pretty long list of events that covers almost every taste!
All of this continued through the sixties, seventies and eighties. During the nineties the seating was changed to a more modern style and colour with a centre isle with a slight rake. This meant the amount of seating had to be reduced to the current capacity of 238.
In the late nineties and early noughties, there were more changes both fabric and technical makeup of the Theatre. This brings us up to 2009, when the Library itself closed for a major refurbishment. Some improvements were made to the front of house and bar areas of the theatre, plus the introduction of a new cafe.
Luton Library Theatre with it's 238 seated capacity auditorium and Bar Area. See Venue Hire for more information.
To become part of Luton Library Theatre's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at Fahim.Qureshi@LutonCulture.com
Other Live Performance Events
Thu 5th Sep 2019
Luton's regular spoken-word event, hosted by the People's Poet Lee Nelson
Sun 8th Sep 2019
Music in the Museum: Jazz - Jen Kearney
Every second Sunday of the month, Music in the Museum: Jazz presents the very best of jazz in a music performance taking place in the stunning Drawing Room, surrounded by the museum's unique art collection and with spectacular views overlooking Wardown Park.