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GUTTED at Kent & Canterbury University Hospital

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Harvey Hall, Education Centre

Kent & Canterbury Hospital

Ethelbert Rd

Canterbury

CT1 3NG

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Directions: The Harvey Hall is in the Education Centre in the hospital on Ethelbert Road.

Ticket Price: As you'll notice, it's free! (Courtesy of IA) but there'll be a "pay what you can" box at the door. If it's a tight month for you, feel no pressure, but if you think that after the show it was worth a few quid, we won't say no.


“If you’re concerned, just talk to a member of our staff or, alternatively, swing your legs over the edge of the bed and walk out, remembering to pull the camera from your bum before leaving the hospital.”

Liz has got an embarrassing problem and these yogurts aren’t helping. Her body’s acting up. After sell-out performances in Manchester and London, at the Edinburgh Fringe festival and internationally in Denmark, this shameless tale of love, laughter and lavatories is on tour.

Inviting you on a journey of frank confessions, colourful characters and too much brown sauce, Gutted is based on solo performer Liz Richardson’s real life experiences as a twenty-something living with ulcerative colitis (an inflammatory bowel disease).

This performance at Kent & Canterbury Hospital is a special performance aimed at patients, carers and healthcare professionals. Following a tried-and-tested model, co-creators Liz and Tara Robinson will share the show (60 mins) and then invite audience members to share a cup of tea with them, and, if they want, openly engage in conversation with each other. This performance will be shared as part of a two week national tour across the country. For more info visit www.theconkergroup.co.uk/gutted


Here's what people have been saying...

"Gutted gives an accurate impression of the debilitating effects of a disease that could too easily become just a punchline about lavatory humour, and, being refreshingly free of self-pity, is surprisingly uplifting" Manchester Theatre Awards

"I cannot accept this stoma and I don't think I ever will. I cannot and will not discuss it with my husband so this show is very very helpful for us both." Patient

"I found it very moving- I am a mother of a patient and it gave me a new way to communicate to my daughter and took away the fear" Carer

"UC is a serious condition but the story was given with humour (I never thought anyone would be able laugh about UC but I did along with the audience) and pathos (there were parts when I felt a tear forming)". Mr T Tetlow, B.Sc., M.Sc., Dip.CB., FRCPath, Consultant Clinical Scientist

"It may seem a contradiction to describe a solo performance as a dialogue but Gutted is precisely that: an invitation to talk... it is to be applauded for promoting this particular conversation in a life-affirming way" - The Lancet


This performance is made possible by IA: the ileostomy & internal pouch Support Group and Arts Council England. The show was originally also supported by The Wellcome Trust and HOME Manchester. For more information on the show, click HERE.


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