Stephanie Cole in This May Hurt A Bit at Oxford Playhouse

Celebrated theatre company Out of Joint returns to Oxford Playhouse with biting political comedy This May Hurt A Bit, from 22nd to 26th April.

 Starring Stephanie Cole (Waiting for God, Doc Martin, Coronation Street), this new play explores one family’s journey through the digestive system of the NHS, and asks: what is the prognosis for this much-loved, and fiercely debated, institution?

Nicholas James is in and out of hospital thanks to his ageing mother and unruly prostate. Or is it the other way around? Lost medical notes, mysterious stains and bodily malfunctions coincide with the arrival of family from overseas.

Written by Stella Feehily, This May Hurt A Bit is directed with characteristic wit, tenderness and Private Eye style surrealism by Out of Joint Artistic Director Max Stafford-Clark, who directed the highly acclaimed Our Country’s Good and Top Girls.

This May Hurt A  Bit is at Oxford Playhouse from 22nd – 26th April

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