Theatre4thought

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It is time, Ed preview’s for my very own show ‘The Monologues of a Tired Nurse’ is here.

Please come and support @theatre4thought and watch some cool theatre, if I do say so myself.

THE PLAY

“One day you’re expected to know nothing cause you’re a student and then as soon as you’re qualified you’re expected to be this person, this somebody, this perfect person who never makes mistakes…” 

Emily, an optimistic newly qualified nurse and Sally an exhausted nurse in charge, both at polar opposites in their careers. The story follows Sally and Emily’s memories of nursing up until one fateful day that changes both their lives forever. Set in the present day, at a time when the NHS is short staffed, forced to make cuts and constantly under scrutiny. Where nurses are penalised, criticised and told by the government that they’re not doing enough after another long day. When you’re getting paid £11 an hour to do someone’s last offices, when you’re telling a mum their baby’s passed away or when you’re the newly qualified nurse on her first day, with little support and no time for error- how is anybody supposed to cope?

“We are all just stuff, bits of stuff and one day we won’t exist anymore. We are all just molecules and bits of dust.”

The Monologues of a Tired Nurse depicts the internal conflicts of two nurses in the modern day and gives you a peak through the curtains of how it really feels to be a nurse. The play deals with themes of nursing, mental illness, relationships & grief. It is an emotional, harrowing, raw, brave and naturalistic piece of writing which is attimes funny but more often than not painfully truthful.

“She just wanted to save everyone but you finish with one wound and there’s always another.” 

Directed by Simon Nader and brought to you by Theatre4Thought. Theatre4Thought are a new company making work with a conscience, getting people to examine today’s world in new ways.

BOOK

http://www.theatren16.co.uk/#!monologues-of-a-tired-nurse/wfmtp

Theatre4Thought

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Theatre4thought are a new collaboration from actors Stephanie Silver (me, I write this letter, cheeky plug) & Emelia Marshall Lovsey.

The Play

It tells the story of two nurses working for the NHS: Emily, an optimistic newly qualified nurse and Sally an exhausted nurse in charge, both at polar opposites in their careers. The story follows Sally and Emily’s memories of nursing up until one fateful day that changes both their lives forever. Set in the present day, at a time when the NHS is short staffed, forced to make cuts and constantly under scrutiny. Where nurses are penalised, criticised and told by the government that they’re not doing enough after another long day. When you’re getting paid £11 an hour to do someone’s last offices, when you’re telling a mum their baby’s passed away or when you’re the newly qualified nurse on her first day, with little support and no time for error- how is anybody supposed to cope?

The Show’s EDFRINGE2016 Poster is below with all the details

Book your tickets here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/monologues-of-a-tired-nurse

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If you are not going to Edinburgh catch it August 3-4th, 7pm, at TheatreN16, Balham, London.
BOOK VIA WWW.THEATREN16.CO.UK

SEE YOU THERE!

Escape from The Planet of The Day that Time Forgot

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Gavin Robertson, Katherine Hurst and Simon Nader previously collaborated on the critically acclaimed drama “The Other Side” which wowed audiences at The Edinburgh Festival 2009 and again on a UK wide tour in 2010. Now  Gavin Robertson and Scene Productions are co-producing “Escape From the Planet of the Day That Time Forgot” and the performance has been entirely devised by the company.

THE PLAY 

There’s a Professor with a rocket in the cellar, his physics-savvy female
ward who screams quite often, and his eager but impoverished lab assistant and together they find themselves on a distant planet before escaping to. where exactly!?
Think a hotch-potch of silliness drawing from ‘The 39 Steps’ and
‘Quatermass’ via ‘Journey to the Centre of The Earth’, and ‘The Land that
Time Forgot’… time travel, dinosaurs and whole pile of pluck along with
an invisible dog and several sets of ‘jolly hockey sticks’.
These award-winning performers combine fast storytelling with bold imagery
and jokes a-plenty as they transport you from stately English home to the
steaming jungle and back again in a frantic, outrageous adventure!

The show is playing at The Assembly in Edinburgh so go and book your tickets now!!

                                                                            Simon Nader    simon

 

An accomplished actor, director and teacher Simon is not only bringing lots of laughter with his role in the above, but he is also directing ‘The Monologues of a Tired Nurse’ showing at The Space, Uk , Edinburgh 22-27th August 8.05pm.

 The play is a look at the lives of 2 NHS nurses in the current climate. It documents their stories through memories of experiences till one day that changes both their lives forever. It is showing the stress, the pressure and the humanity that runs deep in the healthcare profession.

‘He has brought a wonderful energy to our play, with brilliant theatrical storytelling ideas, with truth and beauty that make the piece current, engaging and something more than I ever envisioned when writing’    Writer/Actor – Stephanie Silver

Book: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/monologues-of-a-tired-nurse