PREVIEW: The Majority, National Theatre

Rob Drummond’s new play directed by David Overend will play in the Dorfman Theatre from the 11th August. 


The Majority charts Rob’s journey as he navigates the Scottish Independence Referendum, Brexit, Trump… and whatever today brings.

So take your seat and push the button. Yes or No. Can you change the show with your votes? Every night will be different, depending on the majority.

Talking about his latest play, Rob 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?”

Throughout the performance, audiences will be confronted with a number of different dilemmas on narrative, ethics and morality and asked to push button to either vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ which will ultimately affect the way the performance unfolds.

Director David Overend commented: “Working on The Majority has made me think more theatrically about politics, and more politically about theatre. While The Majority is, of course, a show about political majorities, it is also about the power and potential of the theatre audience. It asks us to form a collective, but also to be aware of those close to us who may feel differently.”

Originally co-commissioned with  The Arches in  Glasgow, The Majority will feature designs by Jemima Robinson, lighting design by Michael Harpur, music and sound by Scott Twynholm and video associate Mogzi Bromley-Morgans.

The Majority will play at the National Theatre from the 11th August until the 28th August. For more information and to book tickets visit:

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