The Greatest Wealth, curated by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Adrian Lester, will celebrate 70 years of the National Health Service this summer.
Eight specially-commissioned monologues by Moira Buffini, Lolita Chakrabarti, Seiriol Davies, Matilda Ibini, Courttia Newland, Meera Syal, Jack Thorne and Paul Unwin will be performed by Jade Anouka, Louise English, Dervla Kirwan, Ruth Madeley, Art Malik, Meera Syal, Sophie Stone and David Threlfall in response to each decade since Aneurin Bevan launched the NHS at Park Hospital, Manchester on 5 July 1948. Each evening will also include music performed by Gloria Obianyo and Dylan Townley.
This Old Vic commissioned set of world premiere monologues will salute and discuss the past, present and future of our NHS, an extraordinary institution that supports every single one of us. An absolute jewel in our crown.