A journey through the NHS from the perspective of one stroke patient

Not quite right - ChrisMeet Chris. He lives with his wife Meena and their friendly – but very noisy – dog. Chris doesn’t like to cause a fuss, but this morning, he has been feeling … not quite right. And Meena thinks it’s time he got some professional help.

Follow Chris as he navigates the NHS while experiencing a serious health problem. Along the way, he’ll run into systems and processes that are meant to diagnose, treat and keep him safe. But as you’ll see, they aren’t always supported by the best evidence.

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Get more from this resource

Not Quite Right was first performed at THIS Institute’s launch event in January 2018, and then as a series of interactive workshops with NHS staff, patients, and carers across the UK. We've produced some resources so you can get more insight into the project. We hope they will also be useful for anyone wishing to run their own forum theatre workshop.


Facilitator's guide

This handy guide will help you facilitate your own forum theatre workshop based on this performance. It introduces the logistical considerations such as space and which facilitation method to choose.

Facilitator's guide

Director's notes

Get insights from Patrick Morris, director of Not Quite Right, on the interaction of research and theatre practitioners and the staging and acting challenges they faced in delivering interactive theatre workshops.

Director's notes

Full script

The Not Quite Right script was developed by a diverse team of clinicians, carers, patients, and researchers to ensure accuracy. Get your hands on the script to help you run your own forum theatre workshop.

Full script


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Not Quite Right was created by THIS Institute in partnership Menagerie Theatre Company and with funding from a Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Award. It was developed in consultation with clinicians, carers, patients, and researchers to ensure its relevance and clinical and scientific accuracy.

The video is licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 International Licence and is available for others to use.



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