Check the final work of the theater director Jeremy Weller and his extremely moving performance and working process. Where it Hurts – an hour long performance involves members of different communities from across Edinburgh and some former staff of the NHS and those currently training to work in the NHS.
Scenes include real life examples of mental ill health, suicide, addiction, domestic violence, neglect, family breakdown, childhood trauma, isolation, illness, self harm and of often having no one to turn to accept the staff of the NHS. The performance explores why individuals chose to spend their lives caring for others.
The performances are deeply personal, questioning the idea of what ‘care’ is whilst exploring how those who most need it live complex lives and are often not able to say what it is that really affects them. The other major theme that is explored in the work is the incredible dedication and sacrifices that are made by NHS staff to help those in the community who are most in need of support.