The John Godber Company and Theatre Royal Wakefield THIS MIGHT HURT by John Godber

The John Godber Company and  Theatre Royal Wakefield THIS MIGHT HURT by John Godber



Derby Theatre Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 September

Godber prescribes a good  laugh in his new NHS comedy

Derby Theatre will present This Might Hurt by BAFTA award-winning playwright John Godber, as part of a UK tour, following its premiere at Theatre Royal Wakefield, from Tuesday 20 until Saturday 24 September.

Produced by The John Godber Company and Theatre Royal Wakefield, and directed by Godber, This Might Hurt offers a hilarious and heart-breaking look at the NHS, investigating what we deserve and what we actually receive. Told in a bold physical theatre style and with breath-taking grit and honesty, Godber’s take on our health service is both tender and true.

When tough actor Jack Skipton, played by Robert Angell, returns from filming to care for his ageing aunt, he has no idea what he’s letting himself in for. He begins an incredible odyssey through the NHS, from cancelled GP appointments to wrongly booked scans, frustrated consultants to abusive home carers who smoke on the doorstep. Jack’s story is hilarious and heart-breaking, as he and his aunt take on the health service in order to get the right diagnosis, and the right care; as he goes from actor to carer to drugs consultant, and she refuses to admit that she is even ill! Rachael Abbey and Jodie Morley also star.
Derby audiences have a long-standing love of Godber’s work. Previous knockout, sell-out productions of John’s which have played at the Theatre over the years include On The Piste, Lucky Sods, Up ‘n’ Under, September in the Rain and April in Paris.

The ever-popular John Godber is the third most performed playwright in the UK, after Shakespeare and Alan Ayckbourn and his comedies are performed all over the world.
Tickets for This Might Hurt are £15 – £26.50 with concessions available. For more information and to book tickets, call the Box Office on 01332 593939 or book online at

Take a deep breath, because This Might Hurt.

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