Warrington residents prescribed dose of laughter with comedy about NHS

this-might-hurt-1Friday 7 October, 7.30pm, £16
Pyramid, Tickets £16
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Popular playwright John Godber has put a comedic spin on dealing with the NHS and the prognosis is This Might Hurt.

This latest play by the BAFTA Award-winning writer of Teechers, Bouncers and The Debt Collectors visits Warrington’s Pyramid on Friday 7 October as part of a UK tour, following its premiere at Theatre Royal Wakefield.

Produced by The John Godber Company and Theatre Royal Wakefield, and directed by Godber, This Might Hurt is a hilarious and heartbreaking look at the NHS, investigating what we deserve and what we actually receive.

When tough actor Jack Skipton, played by Robert Angell, returns from filming to care for his ageing aunt he has no idea what he’s letting himself in for.

This might be his most taxing role to date as he begins an incredible odyssey through the NHS, from cancelled GP appointments to wrongly-booked scans, frustrated consultants to abusive home carers who smoke on the doorstep.

With bleak humour and shades of Breaking Bad, This Might Hurt is an emotional, bittersweet and shocking true story of one family’s experiences with an embattled health service.

From over-stressed consultants to over-weight home carers, Godber’s eye for observation has never been sharper and it’s told in a bold physical theatre style with breathtaking grit and honesty.

Rachael Abbey and Jodie Morley also star as 27 different characters.

In this cutting vision of the state of our health one thing’s for sure: this might hurt!

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