A new work for a new performance world.

Based on Christie Watson’s bestselling memoir of her twenty years as a nurse, The Language of Kindness is an ensemble-style piece of dance theatre: a joy- filled celebration of nurses and front-line healthcare workers which will resonate with audiences everywhere following the COVID-19 pandemic.

A socially distanced production about the tactile work of nurses where the company never touch.

The Language of Kindness brings to life the realities, the challenges, heartbreaks and incomparable joys of working for the NHS and supporting families as they face their best and worst moments.

“It made me cry. It made me think. It made me laugh. It encouraged me to appreciate this most underappreciated of professions more than ever”
Adam Kay, author of This is going to hurt

Adapted and directed by Sasha Milavic Davies and James Yeatman
Set & Costume Design Zoë Hurwitz
Lighting Design Jess Bernberg.
Sound Design Gareth Fry
Video Design Hayley Egan

The Language of Kindness was featured as a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times Book of the Year and was in the top 50 best-selling books of 2019.

Presented by Wayward Productions in a co-production with Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells, Complicité and Warwick Arts Centre in association with Shoreditch Town Hall and Guy Chapman

Bookings must be made in line with current government guidance on social contact.