Everyone has a story to tell about the NHS.
Floating is a new one-woman show about life as a high-dependency nurse, taking in the stresses, strains and the 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 it, and our relationship with the people around us.
It runs this week (Tuesday and Wednesday) at the Unity Theatre.
The show is written and directed by Sam Freeman, who also works at the venue as marketing manager. A graduate of Liverpool Everyman’s Young Writer’s Programme, his writing credits include Revenge (Dark Laughs Theatre at York Theatre Royal), On The Edge (Grin Productions at the Lantern Theatre) and Three Cheers For HRH (Stephen Joseph Theatre). He is a former artistic director of TakeOver09, a young people’s theatre festival in York.
Keeping it in the family, Floating is performed by Sam’s sister, Susannah.
Read Sam’s blog at www.livesofothers.darklaughs.com