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
Age guidance: 12+
Click here to book online, or call the box office on 029 2037 1689.
Royal Gwent Hospital
The Royal Gwent Hospital is situated on the western edge of Newport Town Centre on the A48 main road to Cardiff. Please be aware that these directions may be subjected to diverted routes due to the ongoing road works in the centre of Newport.
Newport railway station is well-served by regular rail services eastwards from Cardiff and Swansea and west bound from Bristol. For up to date train times and to plan your journey, please visit – thetrainline.com
Walking to Royal Gwent Hospital from Newport railway station (0.9 miles) will take you just over 20 minutes. The hospital is signposted from within the town centre and if using google maps the postcode to enter is NP20 2UB. Once you reach the hospital, there will be on-site NTW signage to guide you to the correct entrance to the performance at the Outpatients Department.
Should you prefer not to, or not be able to walk for that length of time, then there is a taxi rank situated immediately beside the railway station. Travelling by taxi from the station will take approximately 5 minutes.
Please view the Newport City Council website for information regarding bus timetables and journey planners.
Please view Google Maps for directions, but we do ask that you note that car parking is extremely limited within the hospital grounds. A ‘Drop-off’ point is available should you need to drop someone at the hospital before you obtain a parking space. For more information and to arrange a drop-off in advance, please contact – email@example.com
Extra parking is available and accessible via Mendalgief Road. To access Mendalgief Road, travelling away from the city centre, continue to go past the Royal Gwent Hospital (on your right), keep in the left-hand lane and you will come to a set of traffic lights. Turn left at the lights and take the second left into Mendalgief Car Park. If that car park is full, go to the end of the car park to the exit, turn right and go to the end of the road. Directly opposite you will see the entrance to the Whiteheads Car park which is also available to visitors of the hospital.
Travelling from the M4 Tredegar Park direction, continue along Cardiff Road with Belle Vue Park on your left. At the traffic lights, keep to the right-hand lane. Turn right, then second left into Mendalgief Road car park.