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This Might Not Be It

__A candid and unflinchingly human look at NHS mental health services, directed by Ed Madden (Octopolis) with a stellar cast including Denzel Baidoo (Dear England), Debra Baker (It’s A Sin) and Dolly Webb. __‘You care a lot, that’s nice. It shows your age.’ Jay’s new. He’s just started as a temp at an NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service office. He arrives with little more than a fledgling desk plant and well-meaning plans to change the broken system. Angela’s seen it all. She’s been working in this building for over 30 years and nothing seems to faze her – except perhaps this eager new hire who seems determined to challenge her at every turn. Exhausted by archaic protocol, Jay starts to bend the rules to breaking point in a desperate attempt to help their patients. Trust is shattered, professional boundaries are crossed and Jay discovers the reality of what is truly at stake. This Might Not Be It unflinchingly confronts the hard truths of our crumbling NHS mental health services. This candid portrayal of human lives at the mercy of the system is written by former Bush Emerging Writers’ Group member Sophia Chetin-Leuner and was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Playwriting.

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Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 2nd March 2024.

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This Might Not Be It

Bush Theatre, London

Running time: 60m (no interval)

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