Bigotry, belonging, and a cat called Roger… a National Health Story
Bed 6, Oncology ward, a local NHS hospital.
Behind the blue curtain – Daniel, a refugee from Eritrea, now training to be a nurse; Rahmiya, a second-generation Muslim doctor; and David, elderly white cancer patient and discredited academic, fretting about his cat, Roger.
Over time, carers and cared-for become an unlikely, dysfunctional family.
But as life ebbs, reality splinters. Glimpsed in the cracks: the Nazi euthanasia programme, a burns clinic in Africa, a cross-Channel human shipment. And drip by drip David’s far-right ideology seeps out, as he prepares his final incendiary lecture (assuming he lives long enough to give it).
Bonds break, and suddenly both Daniel and Rahmiya’s right to call the UK home seems to hang on a dead man’s lips.
Pipeline Theatre, known for indelible characters and immersive design, takes you into the dark corners with unexpected humour and poignancy, busting taboos while offering its love-letter to the NHS.
Coming to Darwen Library Theatre on Friday 28th February at 8:00pm.
“Watching a Pipeline Theatre play is like watching one of the classics, trusting all the while that it is carefully building to something sublime.” (The Upcoming)
“There are few companies who have such compelling stories to tell or do so in such a beautifully nuanced and unique way.” (Theatre Bath)
VENUE: Darwen Library Theatre, Knott St, Darwen, Lancashire BB3 3BU
DATE: Friday 28th February 2020
TICKET PRICES: From £10.00 (A transaction fee will be charged per booking.)
Tickets are available:
By Phone: 01254 706006
In Person: at Darwen Library or King George’s Hall Box Office, Northgate, Blackburn. BB2 1AA