return to my alma mater, University of Warwick – to present at a ‘medical humanities salon’ hosted by the Institute of Advance Studies. A small but friendly audience listened to me witter on about performance, medicine and the human. First airing for my forthcoming book on that subject!
Over 450 nursing students, educators and professionals came to see Careful at the Rose Theatre in Kingston. Here are some of the queuing outside the theatre!
Excited to be presenting Careful at the Aesop Conference on the 19th April. This is the second year of this high profile event which introduces arts and health projects to healthcare decision-makers. Headliners include Bobby Baker, Darcey Bussell, Patsy Rosenberg and the wonderful Performing Medicine.
great show today at the Ivy Centre in Guildford – with such warm responses from the audience.
a kind article in the Guardian on the Careful project. With another mention in this health professional site.
a lovely performance today at the Rose Theatre, with a post-show discussion featuring nurse educator Sally Richardson, nurse historian Dr Sue Hawkins and director Alex.
Delighted to share Careful with its first audiences in the Darwin ward at Kingston University. We put our audience members – nursing staff and students; leading experts in theatre and in theatre and health and to friends and family IN THE PATIENT BEDS!
Huge thanks to everyone who came and who gave us feedback.
We’re migrant this week – but still manage to attack the show from different angles.
Bex (our doctor/dramaturgy), Phil (our former nurse/performer) and I put our heads together for a dramaturgy meeting in Hampstead Theatre, discussing some of the articles we’ve been reading (many from the journal of nursing philosophy) and crunching big questions about what the show is about.
Adam joins us for rehearsal at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (thanks Gareth White for use of space). Here’s a little snippet of the choreography he created: a short sequence based on nursing routines (unwrapping a swab pack, washing hands). The performers are Archana Balal, Helena Rice and Thalia-Marie Papadopoulos. Shoddy camerawork by me (apologies)
And I kick-start work on some of the interactive stuff in the dance spaces at Kingston University.