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Drip Drip Drip

Pipeline Theatre

3rd Mar 2020 - 21st Mar 2020

Downstairs - Pleasance London

8pm, 6pm, 3:30pm

Suitable for ages 14 and above

Overview

"Alarm in bed nine, anyone?"

Encountered on a ward round: Daniel, a refugee from Eritrea, now a trainee nurse; Rahmiya, a Muslim doctor; and David, an elderly white cancer patient. Just another dysfunctional NHS ‘family’.

But drip by drip David’s far-right ideology seeps out, poisoning Daniel and Rahmiya’s sense of belonging…

Pipeline Theatre, known for indelible characters and immersive design, dissects care and cruelty with dark humour, busting taboos while offering its love-letter to the NHS.

Supported by Arts Council England

After the show there will be a Q&A session giving an opportunity to talk things through with the writer/director Jon Welch, the cast and of course the audience. Pipeline Theatre have come to consider post-show Q&A's an essential part of their offering and hope that you can join them to share your response to the play and your own related experiences. The Q&A will be held in the theatre after a short interval, are informal and last between 20 and 40 minutes.

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'Pipeline Theatre might be a tiny company from deepest Cornwall, but its work is creating theatre for the enquiring mind. What they have exposed in this production is profoundly alarming and deserves a much wider audience.'
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'This is an astounding piece of studio theatre, Pipeline is a company deserving of greater recognition.'
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“This piece made me laugh, brought a tear to my eye and flung me into worlds I'd never taken the time to venture into before. Perhaps most importantly, it left a lasting, powerful impression and a little hope that we might move past this time of division. In a time where nationalism is the newest superbug, this couldn't come sooner.”
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"Awesome performance by @theatrepipeline about race and culture in the NHS - very real, thought provoking & laugh out loud hilarious"
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Audience feedback
​ "This is a really important play with brilliant performances by the cast. It has many layers exploring racism in the NHS - it is moving, funny in parts & very poignant."
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"Brilliant script! Wonderful acting! The best play I have seen for years. It should be on at the National Theatre"​
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“I really enjoyed the play. As a doctor working in the NHS it will change how I think when treating my patients who are immigrants. Very powerful”
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“Extraordinary - bloody wonderful!! Both in the wide, dangerous and utterly relevant issues you explored and in the sensitive small moments of humanity you showed us - which lent deep credibility to the major themes. Thank you! We saw 1917 last night - wonderful too, but I’d give your show the awards”
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“As a BAME citizen I can truly say you hit the subject matter clearly on the head”
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