This Might Hurt by John Godber

When tough actor Jack Skipton returns from filming to care for his ageing aunt, he has no idea what he is letting himself in for. But this might be his most taxing role to date, as he begins an incredible odyssey through the N.H.S, from cancelled GP’s appointments, wrongly booked scans, frustrated Consultants, and abusive home Carers, who smoke on the door step!

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!

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, as he investigates what we deserve, and what we receive. Take a deep breath, because This Might Hurt!


Fiona Organ

Kivan Dene

Samantha Edwards

Tour Dates

  • 4th Oct.. Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate
  • 5th Oct.. Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate
  • 6th Oct.. Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate
  • 7th Oct.. Lantern Theatre, Sheffield
  • 13th Oct.. Village Hall, Rudston
  • 16th Oct.. Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton
  • 18th Oct.. The Met, Bury
  • 20th Oct.. Village Hall, Tickton
  • 21st Oct.. Court House, Otley
  • 23rd Oct.. Arts Centre, Pocklington
  • 24th Oct.. Queens Hall, Hexham