SICK by Shey Hargreaves
SICK is a funny, entertaining and at times tragic show about the impact of austerity on the National Health Service. As scriptwriter and performer Shey Hargreaves draws on her real life experience as a receptionist in a busy A&E unit, we find out how government funding cuts have impacted on patients, their families and friends and the staff who care for them.
Amidst the organised chaos of the emergency department, with queues in the waiting room, targets to meet and phlegm and bodily fluids aplenty, Shey attempts to remain calm and imperturbable. SICK gives us a behind-the-scenes insight into the relationships, protocols, and bureaucracy of the NHS and how it works. We also see glimpses of Shey’s personal life and her own coming-out story, leaving her boyfriend, meeting her wife and becoming a parent.
Littered with well timed jokes and frequently laugh out loud funny, whilst telling tragically sad stories, SICK is a bizarrely charming, entertaining and bittersweet show.
(BSL interpreted + Q&A)
Pay what you can afford
Colchester Arts Centre Essex CO1 1NF
Wed 13 Feb 2019