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GO SEE: “WHO CARES” AT THE ROYAL COURT

Right before the general election, could there be a more timely production than one that shines a light on the National Health Service? Who Cares is the result of interviews that writer Michael Wynne conducted with doctors, nurses, paramedics, statisticians, policy makers and politicians, then transformed into a verbatim promenade-style production in and around the Royal Court theatre and its rehearsal spaces.

Audience members are split into groups and given official-looking NHS lanyards before being shepherded through rarely-seen areas of the theatre, up and down its stairs, and into outside spaces, where vignettes set in operating theatres, waiting rooms, ambulance docks and hospital wards unfurl. The brilliantly conceived sets make the whole experience very real to anyone who has ever had dealings with the NHS – and that’s much of Britain.

Lots of big questions are asked and few answers are given, but it is a poignant, clever and well-cast look at what the NHS means to the U.K. now.

Until May 16 2015. http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/nhs-test

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GO SEE: “WHO CARES” AT THE ROYAL COURT

Right before the general election, could there be a more timely production than one that shines a light on the National Health Service? Who Cares is the result of interviews that writer Michael Wynne conducted with doctors, nurses, paramedics, statisticians, policy makers and politicians, then transformed into a verbatim promenade-style production in and around the Royal Court theatre and its rehearsal spaces.

Audience members are split into groups and given official-looking NHS lanyards before being shepherded through rarely-seen areas of the theatre, up and down its stairs, and into outside spaces, where vignettes set in operating theatres, waiting rooms, ambulance docks and hospital wards unfurl. The brilliantly conceived sets make the whole experience very real to anyone who has ever had dealings with the NHS – and that’s much of Britain.

Lots of big questions are asked and few answers are given, but it is a poignant, clever and well-cast look at what the NHS means to the U.K. now.

Until May 16 2015. http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/nhs-test

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GO SEE: “WHO CARES” AT THE ROYAL COURT

Right before the general election, could there be a more timely production than one that shines a light on the National Health Service? Who Cares is the result of interviews that writer Michael Wynne conducted with doctors, nurses, paramedics, statisticians, policy makers and politicians, then transformed into a verbatim promenade-style production in and around the Royal Court theatre and its rehearsal spaces.

Audience members are split into groups and given official-looking NHS lanyards before being shepherded through rarely-seen areas of the theatre, up and down its stairs, and into outside spaces, where vignettes set in operating theatres, waiting rooms, ambulance docks and hospital wards unfurl. The brilliantly conceived sets make the whole experience very real to anyone who has ever had dealings with the NHS – and that’s much of Britain.

Lots of big questions are asked and few answers are given, but it is a poignant, clever and well-cast look at what the NHS means to the U.K. now.

Until May 16 2015. http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/nhs-test