Marking the 73rd Birthday of the NHS, Theatre Royal Plymouth have announced further details on the brand-new production of NHS The Musical by Nick Stimson and Jimmy Jewell, directed by Stephen Fletcher. The Show will run from the 17th – 25th September in The Lyric at Theatre Royal Plymouth. Tickets are on public sale now, with discounted tickets available across the run for NHS staff.
NHS The Musical is a fast-paced comedy show that takes you from the surgical theatre to musical theatre, pumping with songs, satire, sass – and gas and air. But beware! This beloved institution may be the perfect tonic, but it can also be the bitterest pill. The UK’s largest employer and government’s biggest spender has its own ailments, that just never seem to be cured.
With a 7-strong cast and 7 band members playing live on stage, NHS The Musical will be a rousing celebration of the people who have cared for us and our families for more than 70 years.
Adrian Vinken, CEO of Theatre Royal Plymouth and Executive Producer of NHS The Musical, said,
We commissioned the original show to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the health service. Although essentially a love song to the NHS, audiences really loved its hard-hitting satire. A couple of years ago, with the NHS under siege on many levels, we decided the time was right to update the show to reflect current circumstances but then Covid hit and the NHS was placed front and centre in the life of the whole nation. The show is a timely celebration of what the NHS means to all of us.