Play Celebrates the NHS at Pocklington
Tackling tough topics with humour and hobnobs, ‘Drip, Drip, Drip’ is the latest taboo-busting play from the critically-acclaimed Pipeline Theatre which is heading to Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC) in early March.
This is a darkly comic story, set in an overstretched NHS hospital, which is sure to make the audience laugh, cry and possibly see the world from a new angle.
Pipeline Theatre has a reputation for taking difficult subjects and using humour to make them approachable and entertaining for audiences. Free tea and hobnobs will be on offer to the audience before the show, and there will be a post-show Q&A with the cast.
Jon Welch, writer and director of ‘Drip, Drip, Drip’, said: “Our new show is approaching a difficult subject with humour - we are seeking to create conversations around love, death, racism, hobnobs and everything in-between in today's incredible NHS.
“All of the audience will have their own experiences of the NHS, either as a care-giver or receiver, and it is our hope that we can provide a unique space in which people can carry on the conversation - an extremely rare opportunity in most of our daily experience.”
In Drip, Drip, Drip, audiences meet a bewildered trainee nurse from Eritrea and a newly-arrived Muslim doctor who are treating David, a cancer patient, discredited academic and racist, on an NHS emergency ward under pressure.
To date, Pipeline Theatre has explored such topics as fostering, immigration, the online sex industry, drone warfare and the use of AI in aged care. They have produced four new studio plays and one community play, spanning three national tours and two Edinburgh fringes.
‘Drip, Drip, Drip’ comes to PAC on Wednesday 6 March, 7.30pm. Tickets £12 advance, £14 on the door, £7 (under 21s) on sale now from the Box Office on 01759 301547 or at www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk.