9th - 11th April 2019
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 in and on the NHS and residencies in hospitals and surgeries, Thomas working with director Nicolas Kent uses his own demise to explore the state we’re in. What's going right, what’s going wrong and how does it get better?
Written by Mark Thomas
Directed by Nicolas Kent
Set, Video & Lighting Design by Jon Driscoll
Sound Design by Helen Atkinson
Interview filming by Thea Stevenson
Researcher Susan McNicholas
Supported by the Wellcome Trust
Image credit: Steve Ullathorne
'Incredibly powerful...a one-man audit of the NHS at 70 which made me laugh and cry.' Kirsty Young, BBC Front Row
'A devastatingly thorough portrait of a system in crisis, shot through with unlikely humour.' **** Financial Times
'Perfectly balanced between laugh-a-minute entertainment and hard-edged political commentary...the NHS is fully celebrated here by one of the nation's great storytellers.' **** The Scotsman