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Grace Under Pressure

by David Williams & Paul Dwyer
in collaboration with the Sydney Arts & Health Collective

Grace Under Pressure

Run Time 85 minutes no interval
Price From $39.50 incl. BF
Presented By BREC

Recommended for people aged 14+

14 April 2020
7:00 pm

Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking but always compelling, Grace Under Pressure weaves together the experiences of the health professionals that look after us.

Medicine and nursing are commonly referred to as ‘the caring professions’, and yet almost every week there are new reports of bullying and harassment experienced by many health professionals.

Based on hours of in-depth interviews with doctors and nurses about their experiences of training and working in hospitals, Grace Under Pressure is a surprising, intimate, and deeply moving theatre experience that reveals these hidden stories of health professionals in their own words. Ranging from wildly funny to utterly heartbreaking, the stories within Grace Under Pressure will leave no audience member unaffected. Beautifully staged and disarmingly performed, Grace Under Pressure is a truly unique theatre experience.

Cast & Team

Writers David Williams & Paul Dwyer
Sydney Arts & Health Collective Dr Claire Hooker, Associate Professor Louise Nash, Dr Karen Scott, Dr Kimberley Ivory, Dr Jo River, Professor Paul Macneill, Dr Paul Dwyer and Mr James Dalton
Director David Williams
Dramaturg Paul Dwyer
Lighting Designer Nicholas Higgins
Sound Designer Gail Priest
Set & Costume Designer Isabel Hudson

Contains occasional coarse language. Challenging content including descriptions of sexual harassment in the workplace, suicide and surgical procedures.

Grace Under Pressure was co-commissioned by Seymour Centre and The Big Anxiety, and developed with the support of the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Sydney. The Big Anxiety was assisted by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund. This tour of Grace Under Pressure has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

“Brutal and unflinching, yet told gently with humour, Grace Under Pressure is not easy to watch, only in so far as this is not fiction: the abuses that the healthcare workers face are happening every day in hospitals in every suburb, and will continue until changes are made”

Joy Minter, The Buzz From Sydney