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National Theatre Wales
Throughout July 2018


On 5 July 1948, one of the biggest ideas ever to come out of Wales was born. The brainchild of Ebbw Vale MP and the UK’s Health Minister Aneurin “Nye” Bevan, the National Health Service was a revolutionary idea, formed along with the Welfare State during Britain’s austere post-war period, and under the principle of collective responsibility.

National Theatre Wales will celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday in July 2018 with a month-long festival inspired by the staff and patients of this unique institution. This country-wide tribute to the NHS will feature productions and events made and performed live across Wales, taking in new writing, sensory and immersive theatre, dance, music and live comedy.

Click on the links below to learn more about each event, book your tickets, sing along with Gruff Rhys and join NTW as we celebrate the birth of one of Wales’ best exports...

NHS70: As Long as the Heart Beats
NHS70: No Profit in Pain
NHS70: Laughter is the Best Medicine
NHS70: Love Letters to the NHS

NHS70: Splish Splash
NHS70: Touch