Resource description:

Live performance of health & care staff experiences of the pandemic, this Thursday 26th May

‘In Our Own Words’ is a verbatim performance of a collection of reflections from staff over the past two years. These reflections chart the extreme challenges but also the incredible moments, memories and people who extended themselves and achieved so much. Actors have performed these stories to Whittington Health staff in care homes, community clinics, meeting rooms and hospital wards across 7 sites since July 2020.

Wake The Beast Theatre company and The Whittington’s Clinical Health Psychology Team worked with staff from early May 2020, conducting interviews with over 200 staff, collecting over 140 hours of audio and presenting 5 theatre pieces to care home staff, B.A.M.E staff, community and hospital staff from June 2020 until December 2021.

This ‘In Our Own Words’ event, performed by Wake the Beast Theatre Company,  is a chance for us to say thank you to the 200+ staff who agreed to be interviewed about their experiences. It’s also a chance for family and friends and the public to witness the inspiring stories from ‘behind the scenes’ at one of London’s busiest NHS Trusts.

This one night only performance at Jacksons Lane on Thursday 26th May at 7pm will showcase a small collection of these stories. This uplifting and forward-looking reflection will illuminate the real people behind the ‘heroes’ narrative.

Read time: 5 minutes
Link to resource:

Register via Eventbrite for the event at Jackson Lane Arts Centre

Register for the Livestream via Eventbrite

Find out more about In Our Own Words in this short YouTube clip

Audience: Adults, Everyone, Health professionals, and Social care professionals
Who is this for: Individual
Resource format: Activity