This May Hurt A Bit – NHS Play at Bolton Octagon

Out of Joint and Octagon Theatre Bolton present

This May Hurt A Bit

by Stella Feehily

illustration by Martin Rowson

“It would be a great reform in politics if wisdom could be made to spread as easily and rapidly as folly”

Cast includes Stephanie Cole

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?


Tickets available here