About the show
21-22 July 2018/ Newport
NHS70: AS LONG AS THE HEART BEATS
National Theatre Wales
PART OF THE NHS70 FESTIVAL
Outpatient Department, Royal Gwent Hospital, Cardiff Road, Newport NP20 2UB
21-22 July 2018, times vary.
Over a year ago, National Theatre Wales asked the people of this country to share their stories and memories of the NHS.
Gathered from across Wales and the NHS, we’ve woven these individual threads into an immersive and engaging theatrical production that will take place in the Outpatient Department of the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, featuring specially-composed music and interactive elements.
Taking us behind the scenes, As Long as the Hearts Beats journeys back through the first 70 years of the NHS and looks ahead to the next seven decades.
There are just ten opportunities to see this life-affirming show which has care and compassion at its heart, performed in the heart of a living, working hospital. So please turn off your mobile phones and wash your hands, it’s visiting time.
Co-directed by Marcus Romer and Ben Tinniswood
Original music by Tic Ashfield
Carli De La Hughes
Gaynor Morgan Rees
Co-Directors Marcus Romer and Ben Tinniswood
Composer Tic Ashfield
Designer Becky Davies
Movement Director Jennifer Fletcher
Design Assistant Cory Shipp
Hospital Liaison Sarah Goodey (Gwent Arts in Health & ABUHB)