This May Hurt A Bit

by Stella Feehily


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A month after stating “we will stop the top-down reorganisation of the NHS that has got in the way of patient care”, the government launched the biggest top-down reorganisation the service had seen in its 65-year history.

With characteristic wit, tenderness, and dives into surrealism, Stella Feehily’s new play explores one family’s journey through the digestive system of the NHS, and asks: what is the prognosis for this much-loved institution?

“Hilarious and hard-hitting… Moves to tears” -The Observer

“Our theatre has long been crying out for a new play on the subject… Urgently topical” -The Guardian

“Urgent, clever, anarchic… A very funny script.  I defy anyone to leave without a renewed sense of pride in our greatest institution, and some serious concerns about its future.” -Time Out

“Powerful, inspiring and entertaining… gliding between raw political commentary, human poignancy and laugh-out-loud comedy which veers to the delightfully surreal” -The Bury Free Press

This May Hurt A Bit was nominated Best Play at the Manchester Theatre Awards. It played an extensive tour followed by a run at the St James Theatre, West End.


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