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.
Director: Paulette Randell
Writer: Roy Williams
Performer: Ginny Holder
Set & Costume Designer: Carl Davies
Lighting Designer: Katy Morison
Sound Designer: Gareth Brierley