Mark Thomas takes the temperature of the NHS at 70 in a hugely entertaining and utterly unsentimental show which is backed by rigorous research and interviews with policy makers and those working in the NHS. It’s stuffed with facts and figures — did you know that if you get on an East bound tube at Holborn life expectancy drops a year for every station you pass? — but it is also very funny too. A humane and biting 75 minutes that reminds that when humour and anger walk cheek by jowl the theatre can be a place that sparks not just debate but activism.
Mark Thomas is 54, the NHS is 70. UK national average life expectancy is 84. If Mark makes it to 84 the NHS will be 100… What will they both look like? Based on a series of interviews with leading experts and residencies in hospitals and surgeries, Mark explores our NHS to see where we are, where we are going and where we should be.