ALT B: Tending – Rehearsed Reading

by El Blackwood
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25 Jun

There are 400,000 nurses in the NHS today. This is their story.

Tending offers a heart-breaking, hilarious and very human look at the experience of nurses working on the frontline. Based on over 70 interviews with nurses of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities, Tending immerses you in their day-to-day lives. It asks an essential question: when the system’s under pressure and lives are on the line, who takes time to care for the carers?

Tending is a love letter to our health service, created with the community who hold it up. Written by El Blackwood and directed by John Livesey.

★★★★ “One of the most timely plays of the Fringe” The Scotsman
★★★★★ “Compassionate…beautiful, and master-crafted” British Theatre Guide

This event is presented as part of the Bush Theatre’s ALT B programme – a platform for creatives, makers and performers across artforms.

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25 June 7:00pmFrom £10

  • Student / Under 30: From £7.50
  • Unemployed/Unwaged: From £7.50
  • Access: From £7.50
  • Standard: From £10
  • Feeling Generous: From £15
  • Personal Assistant (Access Companion): From £7.50
Running time approx 1 hours 30 minutes

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Themes of suicide, self-harm, illness, grief and depression.

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