area of science: Paramedics


It’s 7:03pm on the front-line of the NHS ambulance service.

Sylvia is on her last shift. Lisa is on her first.

The two women patrol the city streets, encountering the full spectrum of human experience.

A once in a lifetime journey into the world of the paramedic, where the audience are invited into the back of a moving ambulance to witness all that comes with a night shift.

A life-affirming tale of friendship and kindness from the most unlikely of places.


A curious directive and Norfolk and Norwich Festival co-production. Supported by Arts Council England and the Wellcome Trust. The Kindness of Strangers opened at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival in 2013 before touring to Theatre Royal Plymouth, Watford Palace Theatre and Southwark Playhouse in 2014.


★★★★ ‘Superb…a show with brains and a heart.’ – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
★★★★ ‘I watched a real ambulance on call with renewed admiration’ –Sarah Hemmings, Financial Times
★★★★ ‘A beautiful, delicate piece of theatre’ – Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out London
★★★★ ‘A masterly performance.’ –Exeunt
★★★★ ‘A salute to those on the front line.’ – The Stage
★★★★★ ‘…razor-sharp script…Lowe is to be applauded for pulling off with apparent ease what has to be one of the most complex theatrical stagings this reviewer has ever witnessed.’ – What’s On Stage