Getting Better – The Fight for the NHS

Springboard Pictures proudly presents Getting Better – The Fight for the NHS (an Audible Original) starring Rhod Gilbert as Nye Bevan along with Kathryn Drysdale, Neve McIntosh, Rob James-Collier, Mark Gatiss and many more (full cast list below). LISTEN NOW ON AUDIBLE

This ten-part drama tells the story of Aneurin (Nye) Bevan as he is charged with creating the world’s first national health service. At home, his marriage is as fiery as the centre-stage politics.

Meanwhile, we meet the front-line medical staff and patients whose lives (and limbs) are at stake.

Photo of cast studio recordings for 'Getting Better' including Rob James-Collier, Rhod Gilbert, Mark Gatis & Kathryn Drysdale

Full cast

Starring

Rhod Gilbert as Nye Bevan
Kathryn Drysdale as Dr Eva Callaway
Neve McIntosh as Jennie Lee
Rob James-Collier as Dr Reggie Hughes

with

Gary Andrews as Matthew Tetlow
Ayesha Antoine as Nurse Vi
Mina Anwar as Ruth Vilner
Delroy Atkinson as Teddy Laburn
Annette Badland as Mrs Tetlow
Maggie Bain as Ivy Keogh
Colin Baker as Dr Charles Hill
Steve Banks as Jim
Sharon D. Clarke as Letty Laburn
Julie-Ann Dean as Rose Tetlow
Barnaby Eaton-Jones as George Godber
Nigel Fairs as Herbert Morrison
Jason Forbes as Mr Harvey
Mark Gatiss as Mr Cain
Raj Ghatak as Lord Moran
David Hounslow as Robert Gardner
Ainsley Howard as Nurse Flo Wallis
Gerran Howell as Young Bevan
Andrew James as Spooner Terry
Louise Jameson as Matron Unsworth
Paterson Joseph as King George VI
Darrell Maclaine as Jack Keogh
Clive Mantle as Sir Wilson Jameson
Katy Maw as Nurse Minnie
Dominic McChesney as Nigel Banks
Terry Molloy as Lord Horder
Ben Perkins as Trevelyan
Philip Pope as Chuter Ede
Tanya Rich as Rita Higson
Dan Starkey as Dr Hamilton
Wink Taylor as Winston Churchill
Mike Wozniak as Clement Attlee

Also featuring

Paul Birch as Young Soldier
Lloyd Davies as Miner
Tim Duthrane as Miner
Kenton Hall as Miner
Sian Harries as Mrs Morgan
Kim Jones as Sex Worker
Zehra Jane Naqvi – Additional voices
Penelope Rawlins as Nurse Mitchell
Bex Reichwald Pizzata – Press & Crowd Scenes
Lucy Scott-Smith as Miss Forshaw

Production Credits

An Audible Original produced by Springboard Pictures in Association with Spiteful Puppet

Written by Paul Birch and Kenton Hall with Mark Hayhurst
Based on a story by Ian Haig

Produced by Ian Haig with Barnaby Eaton-Jones

Directed by Ian Haig, Louise Jameson and Barnaby Eaton-Jones

Post Production was provided by YXO Studios
Edited by Hayley Allen
Mixed by Olga Reed and Martyn Harries
Medical Historian Doctor Carole Reeves
Story Development by Pam Fraser Solomon
Original music by Alexander White
Theme tune by Ian Haig and arranged by Alexander White
Original Songs for Letty Laburn by Andrew Farrington and Andy Rushton
Lyrics by Kenton Hall
Additional music by Audio Network
Script editing by Ian Haig and Barnaby Eaton-Jones
Original Development by Chris Grezo, Rupert Knowles
Audio Recording by Gerry O’Riordan, Rohan Onraet, Mark Oliver, Wilfredo Acosta, and Joseph Fox at Soundhouse Studios and Riverside FM
Production Managers Ian Haig and Barnaby Eaton-Jones
Production Coordinator Bex Reichwald Pizzata
Executive Producers were Harshad Mistry and Robert Norris for Springboard Pictures and Gary Haberfield, Andrew Swaisland and Jack Bowman for Spiteful Puppet
Thank you to Barry O’Donovan, Pam Fraser Solomon, Freddy Sledge, Professor Richard Schilling, Sir Marcus Setchell, Alison Knapp, Dr Robert Treharne Jones and Charlotte Jakab-Hall
For Audible, the Executive Producer was Mariele Runacre-Temple
The Script Executive was Matthew Campbell
And the Commissioning Editor was Lydia Shamah

And finally, a limitless thank you to everyone who does or has worked and volunteered for the NHS. You are all incredible.

Remember, “The NHS will last as long as there are folk with faith left to fight for it.”

LISTEN NOW ON AUDIBLE

5-STAR REVIEWS for Showtime Challenge 48-Hour Musicals’ Singin’ In The Rain

On 13 October 2019, Springboard proudly presented Showtime Challenge 48-Hour Musical: Singin’ in the Rain at London’s Adelphi Theatre.

Congratulations and thanks to the cast, crew, orchestra, Julian Clary and EVERYONE involved for such an amazing show. We received rave reviews and most importantly, raised over £20,000 for The Lewy Body Society.

“One of the best evenings I have spent in a theatre for a long time” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ LondonTheatre1

“A joyous occasion” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Musical Theatre Review

Hosted by Julian Clary, Showtime Challenge 48-Hour Musicals brought together a cast of 100+ professional actors and talented amateurs, a 30-piece orchestra and a hard-working production team. All giving up their time for the chosen charity, they pulled together to produce a West End-standard all-singing, all-dancing musical in just 48 hours.

Rehearsals began on the Friday night. None of the cast had worked together on the show before. Then 48 amazing, exciting, exhausting hours later, ready or not, “the show must go on!”

“I’m delighted to be hosting Showtime Challenge 48-Hour Musical’s production of Singin’ in the Rain at London’s Adelphi Theatre. Best of luck to the heroically plucky cast and crew who are giving up their time and energy to support the Lewy Body Society and the wonderful work they do.” – Julian Clary

“A play would be difficult to do in 48 hours. A musical? I’m absolutely astounded.” – Dame Judi Dench

“Such wild bravery. It’s impossibly exciting.” – Stephen Fry

“Genuinely fresh and exciting.” – Stephen Sondheim

Singin’ in the Rain is set in the roaring ’20s. Silent movie stars are the biggest names in the world. Don Lockwood has it all, a string of hit films and a studio-engineered romance with the most beautiful actress in town. But with the new phenomenon of the talking picture on the way and a chance meeting with a talented young chorus girl set to steal his heart, things are about to change for Don and for Hollywood forever.

With all the charm, romance, comedy and tinsel town glamour of one of the world’s best-loved films, and songs include Good MorningMake ‘Em LaughLucky Star and – of course – Singin’ in the Rain, this show promises a magical night of musical theatre. Add to that the excitement and adrenaline that comes with Showtime Challenge: 48-Hour Musicals productions, and you’re in for a truly electric evening.

The Lewy Body Society, established in June 2006 in the UK, was the first charity in Europe exclusively concerned with Lewy body dementia. Its mission is to fund clinical research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. It also raises awareness of Lewy body dementia among the general public and those in the medical profession and decision-making positions; and provides information resources for patients & carers. www.lewybody.org

Find 0ut more on the Showtime Challenge: 48-Hour Musicals website.

5-STAR REVIEWS for Showtime Challenge 48-Hour Musicals’ Singin’ In The Rain

On 13 October 2019, Springboard proudly presented Showtime Challenge 48-Hour Musical: Singin’ in the Rain at London’s Adelphi Theatre.

Congratulations and thanks to the cast, crew, orchestra, Julian Clary and EVERYONE involved for such an amazing show. We received rave reviews and most importantly, raised over £20,000 for The Lewy Body Society.

“One of the best evenings I have spent in a theatre for a long time” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ LondonTheatre1

“A joyous occasion” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Musical Theatre Review

Hosted by Julian Clary, Showtime Challenge 48-Hour Musicals brought together a cast of 100+ professional actors and talented amateurs, a 30-piece orchestra and a hard-working production team. All giving up their time for the chosen charity, they pulled together to produce a West End-standard all-singing, all-dancing musical in just 48 hours.

Rehearsals began on the Friday night. None of the cast had worked together on the show before. Then 48 amazing, exciting, exhausting hours later, ready or not, “the show must go on!”

“I’m delighted to be hosting Showtime Challenge 48-Hour Musical’s production of Singin’ in the Rain at London’s Adelphi Theatre. Best of luck to the heroically plucky cast and crew who are giving up their time and energy to support the Lewy Body Society and the wonderful work they do.” – Julian Clary

“A play would be difficult to do in 48 hours. A musical? I’m absolutely astounded.” – Dame Judi Dench

“Such wild bravery. It’s impossibly exciting.” – Stephen Fry

“Genuinely fresh and exciting.” – Stephen Sondheim

Singin’ in the Rain is set in the roaring ’20s. Silent movie stars are the biggest names in the world. Don Lockwood has it all, a string of hit films and a studio-engineered romance with the most beautiful actress in town. But with the new phenomenon of the talking picture on the way and a chance meeting with a talented young chorus girl set to steal his heart, things are about to change for Don and for Hollywood forever.

With all the charm, romance, comedy and tinsel town glamour of one of the world’s best-loved films, and songs include Good MorningMake ‘Em LaughLucky Star and – of course – Singin’ in the Rain, this show promises a magical night of musical theatre. Add to that the excitement and adrenaline that comes with Showtime Challenge: 48-Hour Musicals productions, and you’re in for a truly electric evening.

The Lewy Body Society, established in June 2006 in the UK, was the first charity in Europe exclusively concerned with Lewy body dementia. Its mission is to fund clinical research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. It also raises awareness of Lewy body dementia among the general public and those in the medical profession and decision-making positions; and provides information resources for patients & carers. www.lewybody.org

Find 0ut more on the Showtime Challenge: 48-Hour Musicals website.

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