Nursing Lives is a love story set in the early 1980s of Thatcher’s Britain, and takes us back to the hard-working, heart-breaking, swing-dancing world of the UK’s wartime hospitals. When Flo, a feisty seventy-something, learns that the hospital she trained at during the Second World War is being demolished, she decides to take one last look – and stop the bulldozers in their tracks. Her illicit visit becomes a personal celebration of friendship, courage, adventure and romance. But is what Flo remembers really the truth, or is history ready to be re-written?
Like all Vamos Theatre shows, Nursing Lives is wordless, telling its story through physical performance, creative design and a vibrant soundtrack. The production is accessible, unashamedly nostalgic, humorous and poignant, and slips seamlessly between the materialistic world of the 1980s and the resourceful, rationed 1940s.Suitable for ages 12+