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Help! I Think I'm A Nationalist

Help! I Think I'm A Nationalist

06 Mar–08 Mar 2023

The Drum

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Mon 6 Mar
7:45 pm
£12.00 - £16.00
  • Member Discount - Friend & Up
  • Post-Show Talk
Tue 7 Mar
7:45 pm
£12.00 - £16.00
  • Member Discount - Friend & Up
Wed 8 Mar
7:45 pm
£12.00 - £16.00
  • Member Discount - Friend & Up
Help! I Think I'm A Nationalist

From Seamas Carey (creator of The Reason Why podcast), comes the controversial sell-out comedy show on identity, second homes, xenophobia and bagpipes.

Who am I?
Where do I belong?
And who should I vote for?

Cornwall is at a tipping point. House prices soar, the population shifts, tensions rise.

Some people see it as a separate nation; others see it as a prime holiday destination and playground for the rich.

Seamas Carey is confused.

He is desperately trying to understand.

He’s watched a wave of gentrification sweep through his rural hometown. There’s nowhere to live, yet second homes stand empty. He wishes Cornwall was more welcoming and inclusive, but watches “up country” money sow division and suspicion.

Could closing borders and nationalism be the answer?
Where’s the line between pride and power?
What happens when it all goes too far?

Seamas needs help. He needs your help.

Written & performed by Seamas Carey
Directed by Agnieszka Blonska
Produced by Seamas Carey & imPOSSIBLE Producing


Important information

From: £12.00

Concessions only:

Age guideline:

Post-show talk: Mon 6th March with Jon Nash

Exploring ideas of identity and belonging with humour: brave, thought-provoking, heartfelt and funny

Celine Elliott, Cornwall Museums Partnership

Racist, anti-Cornish and offensive


More proof that storytellers and artists are the ones who so often help us get to the heart of the matter

Emmie Kell, Arts Council England