NHS in the limelight

Written by playwright and director Sam Freeman and performed by Susannah Freeman, Floating is a verbatim play that uses interview material with current NHS nurses, doctors and support staff to weave together an emotionally truthful and honest story that is relevant politically, socially and emotionally.

Everyone has a story to tell about the NHS.Terrible food, waiting lists, infections, inefficiency and complaints. But alongside every scare is an unheard story of compassion and kindness. This one-woman show about life as a high-dependency nurse in the NHS takes in the stresses, strains but also joys of working in the health service. Written after extensive research including interviews with serving NHS staff the play seeks to explore how we, as a nation, treat our health service, how we regard the people who work in in, and our relationship with the people around us.

Meet a high-dependency nurse, overworked, overstretched, undervalued. The beating heart of your NHS.

Lives of Others Theatre present Floating at ARC on Wed 16 & Thu 17 Oct at 7pm. Tickets are F: £10 C: £8 and can be purchased here.

Wednesday’s performance will be followed by a dicussion with lead actor Susannah Freeman and Stockton GP Paul Williams.