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Drip Drip Drip

Pipeline Theatre

Cancelled

Downstairs - Pleasance London

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Suitable for ages 14 and above

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In compliance with government advice, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close Pleasance London and cancel the final performances of Drip Drip Drip. This poses a significant challenge not only to Pleasance but also Pipeline Theatre.

We would welcome any support you are able to provide by donating below. Your donation will be shared between Pipeline Theatre and the Pleasance Theatre Trust, helping us both get through these tough times and back to the stage as soon as we're able to.

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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

£12 concession tickets available for NHS workers with NHS ID.
£10 tickets available for groups of 10+

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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It’s a play firmly in the urgently political, meta-theatrical tradition of Bertolt Brecht, merged with the visceral social realism of Jim Cartwright, and the resulting explosive combination produces sincere excellence so outstanding that it almost transcends theatre and becomes a witnessed experience of life itself. In all, a simply superb production. Flawlessly performed, powerful, righteously angry, poetic, and emotionally devastating. A spectacular tour-de-force that demands to be seen and heard. Do so.
5 stars
Christopher O'Dea-Giordano, London Theatre
Drip Drip Drip is a love letter to the NHS and the beauty of multiculturalism and the need to protect it. Welch and Pipeline Theatre bring us a moving, sharp and eloquent story of our modern UK and is a true joy to watch.
5 stars
A Younger Theatre
Pipeline present their world with such naked humanity and such forensic care that they unpeel the outer layers and reveal the blueprint at the heart. While the subject matter is political, the play is human above all things, a presentation of these very specific characters, a “who” and a “why” rather than a neat answer. Through its realer-than-real characters, Drip Drip Drip recharges our empathy and sets our minds on new pathways. It’s a generous, tender snapshot of the world, an ember of hope in the darkness and a well-deserved homage to our NHS.
4 stars
Laura Foulger, The Upcoming
"Despite the serious issues that are dealt with, Drip Drip Drip still manages to be funny ... Welch is not shy of exploring the human costs of political decisions. This show calls preconceived ideas into question and it is entertaining while still challenging how we think."
4 stars
Upper Circle
'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.'
stars
British Theatre Guide
'This is an astounding piece of studio theatre, Pipeline is a company deserving of greater recognition.'
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Number 9 Reviews
“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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Voice Mag
​"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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Audience feedback
"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
"Brilliant script! Wonderful acting! The best play I have seen for years. It should be on at the National Theatre"​
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Audience feedback
“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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Audience feedback
“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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Audience Feedback
“As a BAME citizen I can truly say you hit the subject matter clearly on the head”
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Audience Feedback

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