Mar 5, 2025
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street, Newport, OR 97365





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Wednesday, March 5 – 7pm
Alice Silverman Theatre

One man’s dream of the National Hospital System

From campaigning at the coalfield to leading the battle to create the NHS, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan is often referred to as the politician with greatest influence on our country without ever being Prime Minister.

Confronted with death, Nye’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life, from childhood to mining underground, Parliament, and fights with Churchill in an epic Welsh fantasia.

Michael Sheen (Under Milk Wood) is Nye Bevan in this surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state. It’s written by Tim Price (Teh Internet is Serious Business) and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island).

‘Michael Sheen is perfect in this surefire hit’
The i
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‘A mighty, moving piece of theatre’
Financial Times
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‘Sheen burns with genuine passion’
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‘Valiant and valuable affirmation of the NHS’
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Please note: This production takes place in a hospital setting and references medical conditions and procedures throughout. It contains strobe-effect lighting and the use of strong language.

Presented by National Theatre Live.
Live-filmed recording shown in HD in the Alice Silverman Theatre, Newport Performing Arts Center.

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Newport Performing Arts Center

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