Curated by Lolita Chakrabarti
Directed by Adrian Lester
‘No society can legitimately call itself civilised if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means.’ Aneurin Bevan
Originally staged in 2018, we returned to The Greatest Wealth series of monologues curated by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Adrian Lester to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS, in 2020 as part of Your Old Vic. Spanning each decade since the creation of the NHS, audiences could revisit all eight of the original monologues plus a brand new commission for 2020 written by Booker Prize winning author Bernardine Evaristo entitled First, Do No Harm and performed by Sharon D Clarke.
One Voice monologues are funded by the TS Eliot Estate.
1940s: Boo, by Jack Thorne, performed by Sophie Stone
1950s: At The Point of Need, by Paul Unwin, performed by David Threlfall
1960s: Rivers, written and performed by Meera Syal
1970s: Sister Susan, by Moira Buffini, performed by Dervla Kirwan
1980s: Speedy Gonzales, by Lolita Chakrabarti, performed by Art Malik
1990s: Family Room, by Courttia Newland, performed by Jade Anouka
2000s: Choice & Control, by Matilda Ibini, performed by Ruth Madeley
2010s: The Nuchess, by Seiriol Davies, performed by Louise English
2020s: First, Do No Harm, by Bernardine Evaristo, performed by Sharon D Clarke