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Mark Thomas

Check Up: Our NHS @ 70

Tuesday 16 February, 7:30pm
Live streamed event

Theatre & Dance
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Livestreaming through a private YouTube URL
After-show Q&A with Mark Thomas and Geoff Atkinson​

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Mark Thomas’s Lockdown Live series continues with award winning show Check Up: Our NHS @ 70, in which Mark spent a month shadowing nurses, consultants and staff at the Imperial Group of NHS hospitals. From gastric sleeves to major trauma to dementia wards and back again, Mark was there to witness our NHS in action. This is the story he tells interspersed with interviews with… *gasp*… experts such as Professor Michael Marmot - the government expert on health inequalities - to the then Chief Medical Advisor Professor Dame Sally Davies. The result is a surprisingly emotional look at the state we are in.

This time Mark is going back to some of those experts to conduct live interviews after the show about the state of our health. How is the NHS doing? Where does it go next? What do we need to do? 

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Unafraid to challenge expectations… Thomas on fine form, using his skill as a theatre maker and passion for a truly up-to-the-minute topic to create a riveting piece of work ★★★★ Fest

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A passionate, deeply moving tale of courage, resilience and human compassion in ever more challenging circumstances – and, most importantly, a hopeful one ★★★★ The Arts Desk

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Possibly his finest work to date… I cannot praise this show enough… a very accomplished piece ★★★★★ Edinburgh Reporter