This Might Hurt

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Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 7:30pm - Saturday, 15 October 2016 - 7:30pm
Main Stage, 7.30pm
Tickets: 
£17 - £10 / Under 26s £7 / Kirklees Passport Holders £3 off
The John Godber Company & Theatre Royal Wakefield
Written by: 
John Godber
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When tough actor Jack Skipton returns from filming to care for his ageing aunt, he has no idea what he is letting himself in for. But this might be his most taxing role to date as he begins an incredible odyssey through the NHS, from cancelled GP appointments, wrongly booked scans, frustrated consultants and abusive home carers who smoke on the door step.

 

Jack's story is hilarious and heartbreaking, as he and his aunt take on the health service in order to get the right diagnosis and the right care; as he goes from actor to carer to drugs consultant, and she refuses to admit that she is even ill.

 

From the writer of Bouncers, Teechers and Shafted!, this take on our health service is funny, tender and true, as one of Britain’s most successful playwrights, John Godber, investigates what we deserve and what we receive.

 

"Gently funny and quietly impassioned"
★★★★

THE STAGE

 

"This is Godber at his best: presenting a compelling message in a matter-of-fact way"

THE BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

 

"A beautifully written piece of theatre"
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