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This May Hurt A Bit


  • Playwright

    Stella Feehily 

  • Synopsis

    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. This May Hurt A Bit explores one family's journey through the digestive system of the NHS, and asks: what is the prognosis for this much-loved institution?

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling occurs.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    06 March 2014

  • Production Notes

    Co-produced by Octagon Theatre Bolton. Production supported by Frank and Elizabeth Brenan.
  • Producer

    Produced by Out of Joint

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Performed at the Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmonds.

Original Cast  
Iris Stephanie Cole
Bea Frances Ashman
Tabitha Frances Ashman
Dinah Frances Ashman
Dr Gray Frances Ashman
Sam William Hope
Miles William Hope
Hank William Hope
The Grim Reaper William Hope
Wendy Natalie Klamar
Cassandra Natalie Klamar
Gina Natalie Klamar
Aly Natalie Klamar
Aneurin Bevan Hywel Morgan
Danny Hywel Morgan
Archie Hywel Morgan
Terry Hywel Morgan
Nicholas Brian Protheroe
Prime Minister Brian Protheroe
Mariel Jane Wymark
The NHS Jane Wymark
John Tristram Wymark
Roger Tristram Wymark
Milton Tristram Wymark
Mr Weaver Tristram Wymark
Winston Churchill Tristram Wymark
Production Team  
Director Max Stafford Clark
Lighting Designer Jason Taylor
Sound Designer Andy Smith
Choreographer Orian Michaeli
Assistant Director Maureen A. Bryan
Soundtrack Composer Charlotte Hatherley
Production Manager Gary Beestone
Deputy Stage Manager Kerry Sullivan
Assistant Stage Manager Laura Smith
Company Stage Manager Elaine Yeung
Set & Costume Designer Tim Shortall
Associate Director Tim Hoare
Set Construction Footprint Scenery Ltd
Costume Supervisor Biddy Guy
PR James Lever
Production Photography John Haynes
Casting Associate Leila Bertrand
Choral Composer Adam Pleeth
Re-lighter Andy Furby

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

  • Address

    Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street
    London WIF 8GQ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7287 4450

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.