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April 27 , 2010

This May Hurt A Bit (NHB Modern Plays)


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

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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

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