Croydonites Festival / Joanna Scanlan/Peter Bradshaw/Christopher Luscombe ‘Mercy’
October 21.6:00 pm-7:30 pm
A festival of theatre and performance for Croydon.
Suitable for 16+
Alison is a nurse with a proud record of over thirty years in the NHS. But now, on Christmas Eve, she faces the unthinkable: unemployment — redundancy at the hands of the managers, the bean-counters, the heartless men in suits. Her life’s work of helping sick people is about to be wiped out with one callous accountant’s keystroke. And as she teeters over an abyss of joblessness, Alison looks back at her sex life, her home life, her life tending to people in pain by targeting them with the laser beam of her emotional sensitivity.
A one-woman comedy starring BAFTA-winning Joanna Scanlan, directed by Christopher Luscombe and written by Peter Bradshaw.
Please note this is a rehearsed reading.