Drip Drip Drip

Thursday 28th March 2019
7:30 pm

Tickets: Advance £10/Door £11/ Concessions £8

Event Description


Pipeline Theatre, known for indelible characters and breathtaking production values, take you on a break-neck, darkly comic and taboo-busting journey, through an NHS phantasmagoria.

In an emergency ward in a district general hospital, a bewildered trainee nurse from Eritrea,  tend a dying, racist cancer patient.


Welcome to the NHS – a place where even the gallows humour is at death’s door.

Drip Drip.

As life ebbs, reality spins away, jumping between the 3rd Reich euthanasia programme, a burns clinic in rural Africa, and the 1977 ‘Battle of Lewisham’ National Front march.

Drip Drip Drip.


‘Professor David Jeffs has strong opinions and he’d like to share them with you. But he’s confused, not least because he appears to be in hospital. Handled by those he despises, the morphine kicking in, he’s not going down without a fight, and no, he doesn’t want a hobnob.

As the ripples of his vitriol spread, and the human stories of his care team emerge, a break-neck, darkly comic and taboo-busting journey ensues.

Pipeline Theatre, known for indelible characters and breath-taking production values, offers its love letter to the NHS.’

Post-show the company will hold a short Q&A: an opportunity to talk to the cast and artistic directors about the play, and, uniquely, a chance for both care-receivers and care-givers in the audience to share relevant experiences, thoughts and opinions in a safe space.


Picture credit Steve Tanner

An innovative approach expertly delivered by talented actors. Thought-provoking
Very interesting, had me watching from the minute it started
A very disturbing and thought-provoking piece. The small cast was excellent. I found myself questioning
some of the stereotypes and prejudices I was not aware I had. Deserves a much wider exposure.
powerful, brilliant performance.
A difficult subject met full on and deeply moving
It was entertaining and thought-provoking in the nuanced manner in which it explored racism and identity
politics within the NHS.
Thought-provoking and passionately acted
Very interesting topic and performance.

Depicting thoughts and feelings most people are afraid to discuss.
We weren't sure what to expect from the play synopsis provided but the show was brilliant. The
production was so good from all aspects. A deep & thought-provoking subject, the seriousness of the
subject was lessened by humour at times, but was still hard-hitting enough to get the story across. The
actually quality was superb, and the set was excellent too.
Fabulous and thought-provoking
Fabulous cast and storyline
Very clever!
Very well acted and thought-provoking.

Suitable for ages 14+