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7 May, 2021

Grace Under Pressure to Perform

A NEW production coming later in May to the Cairns Performing Art Centre is set to shock, move and entertain audiences.

By Peter McCullagh

Tanya Schneider, Meg Dunn, Emily Taylor, Sal Sharah

Health professionals are with us when we’re born, and they’re with us when we die. They devote their lives to caring for us, but how do we care for them?

Can a doctor or nurse give a patient the best possible care if he or she hasn’t slept for days?

What if they also being bullied or sexually harassed at work?

What if they complain about having to work excessive hours, but are told to stop whinging and suck it up?

How do they cope with the pressure? And when and how is there grace and compassion in the enacting of care?

Grace Under Pressure reveals the hidden stories of health professionals in their own words from dark humour to heartbreak in what is a truly topical play that will leave no audience member unaffected.

Taking cues from the importance and presence of health professionals from the very beginning to the very end of a person’s life, the play asks a series of poignant questions.

Written by David Williams and Paul Dwyer and in collaboration with the Sydney Arts & Health Collective, Grace Under Pressure is poignant as well as timely.

Beautifully staged and disarmingly performed, Grace Under Pressure is recommended to audiences 14 years of age and over.   The show will be performed on Wednesday 26 May for one night only in Cairns at Cairns Performing Arts Centre Studio (1 hr, 25 minutes, no interval) from 8pm. Tickets are from $30 per person and can be purchased from Ticketlink.

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