Unique library performance celebrates 70 years of the NHS
An insightful and creative commentary on the country’s healthcare system features this weekend as part of the Cultural Hubs, arts in libraries programme.
Presented by Mikron Theatre Company, Get Well Soon celebrates 70 years of the NHS, but looks to the demands and pressures it faces in the 21st Century.
Pulling no punches, the performance is centred on the fictional St Monica’s hospital, facing bugs, bed-blockers and a battle to save A&E, with music and laughter along the way.
Mikron Theatre Company annually commissions two scripts with original music to take on tour, by road and narrowboat. Their work is rooted in social history and contemporary movements, with the specific aim of increasing audiences’ awareness of important events, their context, their relevance to contemporary issues, opening debate and inviting curiosity.
This performance is particularly pertinent to St Helens as the idea for an original performance on the NHS was suggested by an audience member at a previous Mikron Theatre Company event in St Helens Libraries. The group loved the idea so much they decided to produce it, and Get Well Soon was created.
Get Well Soon can be seen at 1pm on Saturday 28 April at Parr Library. Tickets are £6, £5 (St Helens Library Card Holders), £3 (concessions) and can be booked online at www.culturalhubs.eventbrite.co.uk or purchased from any library in St Helens.
Cultural Hubs, the nationally-renowned arts-in-libraries programme, is delivered by St Helens Council’s Library Service which is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.