By Michael Wynne

When Who Cares was first staged at the Royal Court Theatre in the run up to the 2015 general election, the NHS was a crucial political campaigning point and Michael Wynne’s play invited audiences to think about the institution, their relationship with it and how they valued it.

Roll on to the Covid-19 pandemic and there couldn’t be a more important time to contribute to debate around the NHS: its funding, future and role in British society. Rehearsing and staging this play in a Covid-safe way – which is testimony to the amazing professionalism of this group of aspiring theatre professionals – has made it all the more poignant for those involved with the production. We hope you find it thought-provoking.

Dom Rouse


This production has been rehearsed and performed in Covid-safe conditions and according to Covid-secure regulations.

Suitable for age 14+. 

This recorded live production features the final year students of the BA (Hons) Acting programme in collaboration with students on the BA Theatre Production and MA Stage & Production Management programmes. Please scroll down for headshots and Spotlight links.

With thanks to BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital for their support of the show         BMI Mount Alvernia hospital logo

With thanks to Children's Trust Tadworth 

Copyright by Michael Wynne, copyright agent: Michael McCoy of Independent Talent Group Ltd, 40 Whitfield Street, London W1T 2RH

Every effort was made to contact copyright holders of images and video used in this production. If you are a copyright holder of one of the images or videos, please feel free to contact GSA on

Cast List 

Smoker on Drip/ Martina: Catherine Addy
Lisa/ JackyTianna Arnold
Vulnerable Looking Middle-Aged Woman/ Anita: Steph Asamoah
Drunk Woman/ Allyson: Sophie Bahari
Female Consultant/ New Mum: Ines Bally
Senior Consultant/ Child: Mari Ann Bull
Cardiologist/ Elderly Man: Curtis Callier
Nurse: Chloe Cooper
Julie: Emily Cundick
Man with iPad/ New Dad/ Peter Bamford: Joseph Driver
Jonathon GP: Harry Fitzgerald
Hannah/ Bloodied Patient: Helena Fox
Marjorie: Sophie George
Porter: Ellis Green
Louise/ Angry Woman: Lauren Hadley
Smoker on Drip/ Anaesthetist/ Tony: William Homer
Dave: Michael Irvine-Hall
Carl: Matt Logan
Ex-NHS Chief Executive: Alfie Mazzei 
Drunk Man/ Smoking Doctor/ Anaesthetist/ Andrew Lansley: Matthew McGivern
Accountant 2/ Frail Bruised Old LadyRebecca Morley
Cleaner: Bethany Nye 
Junior Doctor: Tijan Sarr
Dr Malhotra: Neha Suresh
Paramedic/ NHS Regulator: Toby Thompson
Ex-Department of Health National Director/ Busker on Guitar: Carlo Villa
Homeless Man/ Jim: Matt Wake
Accountant 1/ PaulRyan Wiggins

Creative Team

Director: Dom Rouse
Movement Director: Rose Ryan
Set, Projection & Costume Designer: Leah Sams
Lighting Designer: Chloe Kenward
Sound Designer: Zoe Milton
Vocal Coach: Chris Palmer
Programme Leader BA Acting: Dominic Rouse
Filmed by: Alex Ryland-Jones

Technical Team

Head of Technical Theatre: Jo Franklin
Programme Leader: Sheryl-Lynne Valensky
Production Manager: Jordan Harris
Assistant Production Manager: Emma Currie
Stage Manager: Becky Nye
Deputy Stage Manager: Keira Dulake
Assistant Stage Managers: Oktawia Barnabas, Faith Tilley
Stage Management Crew: Lauren Craig, Hannah Till
Wardrobe Supervisor: Samantha Sullivan
Hair & Make-up Supervisor: Fiona Alexander
Workshop Supervisor: Jamie Fitzgerald
Scenic Arts Supervisor: Roger Ness
Construction Managers: Lauren Carr, Emerson Worsley
Construction/ Scenic Arts Technicians: Tom Atkin, Emily Dimeloe
Construction/ Scenic Arts AssistantsLewis Downham, Georgia Jones, Ives Orduna, Josh Rogers, Daisy Willmer
Production Electrician: Matthew Duggan
Lighting Programmer/ Operator: Ciaran Lillis
LX Crew: Sam Baker, Rochelle Chambers
Production Sound & Video Engineer: Shane Stewart
Sound Crew: Wesley Wilson
Sound 1: Ben Smith