The Language of Kindness is a stage adaptation of Christie Watson’s best-selling nursing memoir – an ensemble celebration of a workforce who until recently have been the unsung heroes of the health service.
Directed by Sasha Milavic Davies (The Antipodes, NT; everything that rises must dance, Dance Umbrella) and James Yeatman (There is a Light that Never Goes Out, Royal Exchange; The Kid Stays in the Picture, Royal Court), the show opened in May 2021 at Warwick Arts Centre, before playing at Shoreditch Town Hall and the Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells.
“…moving memorial of nursing…well performed by an ensemble of six, the show vividly juxtaposes a nurse’s brisk caring efficiency with private turmoil” – The Guardian
“this is complete theatre that hits every mark” ★★★★★ – LondonTheatre1
“moving tribute to the grit and skill of nurses” ★★★★ The Stage
“a remarkable piece of theatre” ★★★★ – West End Best Friend
“Wayward Productions’ superb ensemble cast needs to be seen” ★★★★ – Morning Star
“The ensemble cast, by turns physical and thoughtful, is always engaging, bringing out the highs and lows of life as nurses” – ★★★★ The Reviews Hub
[photo credit Ali Wright]