Mikron’s new show Get Well Soon wishes the NHS a Happy 70th Birthday… and many more to come?
Mikron Theatre Company’s Get Well Soon is being shown at venues across Manchester and beyond in their 47th year of touring. Always firm favourites at venues, Mikron delight audiences nationwide with their fun and fresh shows. Get Well Soon’s first visit to the region is from 28th April – 30th May.
All is not well at St. Monica’s Hospital. They’re on life support; facing bugs, bed-blockers and a battle to save A and E.
Hospital boss Simon talks the talk but can he walk the walk? His dad’s had a stroke and his daughter’s in revolt. Now hungry businesses, with an eye on profits, are after a slice of the action…
70 years ago, Nye Bevan gave us free healthcare for all. Can his dream survive the demands and pressures of the 21st century? Can Simon find a cure for his family troubles? Can Nurse Danuta save the day with her pastries and proverbs?
With tunes, transfusions and titters, join Mikron as they make a surgical strike on the state of our NHS.
Playwright Ged Cooper is writing for Mikron for the first time and has had a great time getting her teeth into Get Well Soon, “I love Mikron’s theatrical style; lively and accessible, with a social conscience. You laugh a lot at a Mikron play, but then you go away and think, so I was thrilled when they asked me to write about the NHS on its 70th birthday.
I had so many ideas whirling round my head; I feel so strongly about the NHS, a uniquely British achievement, that to research and write about it was an honour and privilege – and great fun!”
Marianne McNamara is Mikron’s Artistic Director, and explains why the NHS is a classic Mikron show:
“Get Well Soon celebrates the fantastic NHS in its 70th year. We’ve commissioned a show that is packed with original music that celebrates and highlights the importance of this unique British institution.
The NHS is dear to my heart, I doubt that there is anyone in the United Kingdom that hasn’t benefited from it and it’s free. We are so lucky and there is so much to celebrate. I hope it will continue for many years to come.”
On: Sat 28th April
At:Birch Community Centre, Manchester
On:Wed 2nd May
At:Millgate Arts Centre, Saddleworth
On: Wed 30th May
At:St Peter & St Pauls, Salford
On:Thurs 31st May
At:Oldham Library, Oldham