A PROVOCATIVE play about the NHS, race and populism is coming to Richmond's Georgian Theatre Royal.

Drip Drip Drip is a new play from Pipeline Theatre about a disgraced academic, alt-right provocateur, anti-Islamist, and racist who is also terminally ill, and finding himself treated by an ethnically diverse care team.

The company are well-known for creating character-based dramas with breathtaking design and this is their sixth show.

Previous productions have all toured nationally and consistently attracted five and four-star reviews including Spillikin that wowed Richmond audiences in 2016.

Artistic co-director and writer for Pipeline, Jon Welch, said: “Brexit, Trump, walls, immigration, it all comes down to emotion, to tribes.

"How easy it is to signal one’s loyalties through the 360ᴼ trumpet-cacophony of social media. But when we actually come face-to-face with the ‘other’, what happens when a human being is revealed? Particularly when, as in hospital, the stakes are so high."

To make the play, Pipeline Theatre has collaborated with an array of medical experts, academics and healthcare workers.

Many threads and stories are interwoven in the plot of Drip Drip Drip which is darkly comic as well as thought-provoking.

In an anonymous lecture hall, a disgraced academic ‘race scientist’ gives a secret talk about a hero of his – a Nazi euthanasia doctor, hanged at Nuremberg.

The play carries an age recommendation of 14 years and over. The play is on Thursday, March 7 at 7.30pm

Tickets cost from £8 to £16 and are available from the Box Office on 01748-825252 or via the online booking service at www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk.