As patients, we want our doctors and nurses to be perfect. We want them to be invincible; to manage all of our anxieties and fears in the face of illness. Health professionals are with us when we’re born, and they’re with us when we die. They devote their lives to caring for us, but how do we care for them? How do they cope with the pressure? And when and how is there grace and compassion in the enacting of care?
Based on hours of in-depth interviews with health professionals about their experiences of working in hospitals, Grace Under Pressure is a deeply moving theatre experience revealing the hidden stories of doctors and nurses in their own words.
This play was inspired by tragedy. In early 2015 there was a spate of suicides by junior doctors – four within a month. While such events are distressingly common within the profession, four deaths in such quick succession rocked the health sector. Something was clearly wrong with the workplace culture of hospitals, and something had to change.
Vividly brought to life by a cast of four extraordinary actors, the play takes the audience on an unforgettable journey. There will be laughter, there will be shock, and there will be tears. Alternative Facts presents Grace Under Pressure at Frankston Arts Centre.
UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO COVID-19 the April show will be rescheduled for 2021. Please keep up to date via social media for how to get your tickets for the future shows! More information is here.
FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE
A: 27-37 Davey St, Frankston
T: 9784 1060