Illustration showing a hand in the foreground lifting a blue curtain to reveal a group of surgeons working at an operating table.

Tiger Country

Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Key Information
  • Dates Sat 09 Mar 2024 - Sat 16 Mar 2024
  • Location Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol
  • Running Time

    2hr and 20min including an interval

  • Accessibility

    BSL Interpreted Performance with signer Sherrie Eugene-Hart will take place on Fri 15 Mar at 19:30.

  • Tickets

    ÂŁ17 Pay It Forward
    ÂŁ15 Standard
    ÂŁ13 Concession
    + discounted rates for NHS workers

“You stick a knife close to an artery, boy do you know it. Then you're in tiger country.”

Discounted tickets available for NHS workers. Must have a valid NHS ID card. To book, please contact Box Office on 0117 902 0344 or [email protected]

Written by Nina Raine
Directed by Nico Rao Pimparé
Designed by Annabel Edkins and Sarah Tring

Tiger Country lifts the curtain on the NHS, as exhausted A&E staff power at a London hospital through gruelling shifts to care for patients and battle management, while finding little time for festive cheer.

The interwoven personal and professional lives of these medics unfold at a rapid pace. In an era of perpetual healthcare crises, this timely play serves as an entertaining yet moving portrait of embattled frontline workers soldiering on no matter the season…

Nina Raine’s wry yet compassionate Tiger Country spotlights the hectic days and nights of unsung NHS heroes. With direction from Nico Rao Pimparé, the interwoven personal and professional lives of these medics unfold at a rapid pace.

In an era of perpetual healthcare crises, this timely play serves as an entertaining yet moving portrait of embattled frontline workers soldiering on no matter the season.

Suitable for ages 14+. See Content Advisories dropdown for more details.

This production is performed by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Cast, Creative & Technical Team

VASHTI – Shaniya Hira 

JOHN –  Nuhazet Diaz Cano 

BRIANOliver Hatfield

EMILY – Niamh Keller 

MARKNoah Lukehurst 

JAMES – Jesse Cescatti-McFarlane 

REBECCA – Tumi Olufawo 

MR LEFFE/Gillian’s Husband/Mr Mercer – Fletcher Garrard

LAKSHMI/PARAMEDIC – Alyssa Thabisile Sibanda 

OLGA/GILLIANNadia Kamalli

COMFORT/ORTHOPAEDIC REG/PARAMEDIC/HOSPITAL PORTER –  Hafsah Godsil 

ROSIE/SURGICAL REG –  Laura Jennifer Banks 

ANAESTHETIST –  Roxanne Morgan

MRS BRACKEN – Jane Felton

BINDU – Ankita Jain

DECEASED WOMAN – Em Lawrence

Training at BOVTS set me up with the skillset, confidence and connections for the career I now have as a freelance theatre designer. Max Johns, MA Performance Design Alumni