Edinburgh Fringe: A round-up of the NHS themed shows reflecting the chaos of ordinary people’s lives ( The Independent Review)

That health inequality is just as true in Edinburgh as is made clear in Where It Hurts (Summerhall, until 26 August), a piece by Jeremy Weller and the Grassmarket Project in which non-actors share real life personal stories. Edinburgh streets, just a mile apart, have a difference in life expectancy of over 10 years. What Where it Hurts makes... Continue Reading →

Where It Hurts (Telegraph Review)

In a nutshell: Grassmarket Projects director Jeremy Weller has assembled a cast of non-actors – both erstwhile NHS patients and health care workers – and devised a script based on their experiences of the health system that’s relayed as if spontaneously in a communal waiting room. Among other things, we hear from a female victim of... Continue Reading →

2018 Edinburgh Festival Play – Where it Hurts

Jeremy was invited to be guest speaker at the conference, Performance and mental Health: Perspectives and Practices, 13th June 2018. He was presenting "Where it hurts” his 2018 Edinburgh Festival Play. His production developed while he was an artist in residence with the NHS. The play explores the experiences of the (so called) Hard to reach and their experiences of accessing the NHS.... Continue Reading →

Where It Hurts

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... Continue Reading →

‘Where It Hurts’ Workshop Development

Writer and film and theatre director Jeremy Weller has created ‘Where it Hurts’; an hour long performance involving members of different communities from across Edinburgh and some former staff of the NHS and those currently training to work in the NHS. The current ambition is to stage the performance in a decommissioned ward space later... Continue Reading →

Influences

Real people talking - the importance of authenticity "I want to shatter the illusion of theatre, turn it inside out.  I don’t want people to suspend their disbelief.  I actually want them to see a human being being a human being.  The stage for me is a kind of laboratory in which all humanity can... Continue Reading →

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