This May Hurt A Bit

By Stella Feehily

This May Hurt A Bit
 
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ISBN: 9781848423596
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 6th March 2014
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Category: Modern drama (post-1945)

Series: NHB Modern Plays

First Staged: Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds, 2014

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A witty, tender, and occasionally surreal exploration of one family's experience of the NHS.

A month after stating “we will stop the top-down reorganisation of the NHS that has got in the way of patient care”, the government launched the biggest top-down reorganisation the service had seen in its 65-year history.

Stella Feehily's play explores one family’s journey through the digestive system of the NHS, and asks: what is the prognosis for this much-loved institution?

This May Hurt A Bit premiered in 2014, on a UK tour co-produced by Out of Joint, and Octagon Theatre, Bolton.

'urgent, clever, anarchic... I defy anyone to leave without a renewed sense of pride in our greatest institution, and some serious concerns about its future.'

- Time Out

'surreal, hilarious and hard-hitting… as theatrically entertaining as it is politically committed'

- Observer

'urgently topical… a passionate defence of nationalised medicine and a call to fight for its preservation

- Guardian

Stella Feehily's plays have been staged at the Royal Court Theatre, Soho Theatre and Project Arts Centre, Dublin, among others. She was co-winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Award 2007 for O Go My Man.


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