Wayward Productions presents

The Language of Kindness

We are deeply saddened to announce that The Language of Kindness, Wed 24 – Sat 27 Nov has been cancelled. On behalf of both ourselves and Wayward Productions, we apologise for this disappointing news.

If you have booked tickets for this show, you don’t need to do anything right now. Our box office team will be in touch shortly to arrange credit for another show or a refund, or you can opt to donate the cost of your ticket toward our work.



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]

Duration: 1 hr 15 mins (no interval)

This show will be available with a mixture of socially distanced and full capacity performances.

For socially distanced performances, you can select an area of the theatre, and you will be allocated the best available seats, automatically leaving a space on either side of your booking.

Socially distanced performances will take place on:

  • Thu 25 Nov
  • Fri 26 Nov

All other performances will be seated at full capacity with no social distancing.

  • Full £18.50 / concessions available
  • £10 tickets available for NHS Employees

Onsale Dates:
HOME Friends – 12pm Fri 30 Jul
HOME Members – 12pm Mon 2 Aug
General Sale – 12pm Tue 3 Aug

  • Caption Subtitled performance – Thu 25 Nov
  • Audio Described performance – Fri 26 Nov
  • BSL Interpreted performance – Sat 27 Nov evening

Audio Description provided by Anne Hornsby from Mind’s Eye Description

BSL Interpretation provided by Siobhán Rocks of Alexander Communications

Captioning provided by Claire McIntyre