The fifth of five new, solo shows by five writers, performed the length and breadth of Wales. These monologues will be intimate, heartfelt love letters to an institution with which all of us have had – or will have – a relationship, at some stage of our lives.
About the Show
26-28 July 2018 / Swansea
NHS70: COME BACK TOMORROW
A LOVE LETTER TO THE NHS
PART OF THE NHS70 FESTIVAL
National Theatre Wales
Written by Roy Williams
Directed by Paulette Randall
The Chapel, Singleton Hospital, Sketty Lane, Sketty, Swansea SA2 8QA
26-28 July 2018, 8pm (& 5pm 28 July)
Jamaica, 1952 and Gloria, 27, has a dream. More than that. She has a vision. A strength. A calling. She is going to leave behind everything she has ever known and travel thousands of miles to the answer the call of a still beleaguered, post-war UK, and become a nurse.
When she gets there – there being Swansea – nothing is as she thought it would be, but Gloria is not a woman to give up on her dreams easily.
2018. Judy, Gloria’s granddaughter, is a nurse in Swansea. She grew up hearing her grandmother’s stories about working at the hospital and aspired to be just like her. Depressingly for Judy, successive governments have managed to bring her beloved NHS to its knees. Much has changed since Gloria’s days, for the worse.
Today, Judy is on the brink of giving it all up, of just walking away from nursing. There’s a chance though, that if she can rekindle some of her passion for the job, for the people, the stories her grandmother shared, then she might just… come back tomorrow.
This funny and touching one-woman show brings to life two very different women, generations apart, who share a vocation and a love for a unique institution, born here in Wales.
All performance will be captioned
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Please Note: Wheelchair spaces are unavailable to book online – please call the box office on 029 2037 1689 to book
Age guidance: 14+
NHS Employees Ticket Offer
As NTW’s small way of saying ‘thank you’ to all NHS staff, we’re offering you the chance to buy £10 concession rate tickets for the following shows: Cotton Fingers, Peggy’s Song, The Stick Maker Tales, For All I Care, Come Back Tomorrow and As Long As The Heart Beats.
To take advantage of the offer
Online – book tickets as normal, selecting the ‘NHS offer’ option
By phone or in person – quote ‘NHS Offer’ when booking
Then simply bring your NHS Staff ID card or similar with you to the performance.
Please note offer is subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Director: Paulette Randell
Writer: Roy Williams
Performer: Ginny Holder
Set & Costume Designer: Carl Davies
Lighting Designer: Katy Morison
Sound Designer: Gareth Brierley
Come Back Tomorrow – Swansea
The Chapel at Singelton Hospital is situated just off Sketty Lane, follow the directions for – SA2 8QA.
We do ask that you note that car parking is extremely limited within the hospital grounds, but there are multiple alternative car parks including Swansea University Campus, Pub on the Pond, and Swansea University Sports Centre SA2 8QB, all within a short walk.
By Public Transport
Swansea is easily accessible by public transport and served by regular trains along the main line from London. To plan your trip visit https://www.thetrainline.com/
Swansea local buses stop at Singleton Hospital and all timetables can be seen at https://www.swansea.gov.uk/bustimes
Local taxi services include Yellow Cabs: 01792 644446 and Data Cabs: 01792 474747, we recommend pre-booking as it is a very busy area.