If there ever were a more perfectly timed performance than this… Take a step through the eras with The Greatest Wealth and celebrate the incredible NHS since its conception 70 years ago.
Over several nights you can watch eight specially-commissioned monologues created for each decade since the launch of the NHS on 5 July 1948. Curated by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Adrian Lester.
The full line up is as follows:
1940s: Boo, by Jack Thorne, performed by Sophie Stone
1950s: At The Point of Need, by Paul Unwin, performed by David Threlfall
1960s: Rivers, written and performed by Meera Syal
1970s: Sister Susan, by Moira Buffini, performed by Dervla Kirwan
1980s: Speedy Gonzales, by Lolita Chakrabarti, performed by Art Malik
1990s: Family Room, by Courttia Newland, performed by Jade Anouka
2000s: Choice & Control, by Matilda Ibini, performed by Ruth Madeley
2010s: The Nuchess, by Seiriol Davies, performed by Louise English