It's 7:03pm on the front line of the NHS ambulance service.
Sylvia is on her last shift.
Lisa is on her first shift.
The two women patrol the city streets, encountering the full spectrum of human experience. An immersive jourbaney into the world of the paramedic, where the audience sit in the back of a moving ambulance and witness all that comes with a twelve-hour night shift.
The Kindness of Strangers is a pan-city promenade piece taking you into the curious day-to-day life of the paramedic.
About the Author
Curious Directive, under the leadership of Artistic Director, Jack Lowe, are a young, award-winning devising theatre ensemble of twenty-nine actors, directors, bio-medical scientists, choreographers, writers, producers, video artists, technicians, composers and designers, founded in 2008. Their work addresses the role that science plays in everyday life and they spend time in laboratories to observe, annotate and discuss the processes of being a scientist. They aim to create accessible and innovative science/theatre experiences which encourage its audiences to be curious about the world, peering through the lens of science.
The Daily Telegraph calls them 'a company clearly destined for great things', while Guardian Science describes them as 'a remarkable new performance ensemble'.