Assembly Hall Theatre

The Language of Kindness

The world premier UK Tour comes to Tunbridge Wells.

Based on Christie Watson's bestselling memoir of her twenty years as a nurse, The Language of Kindness is an ensemble-style piece of contemporary dance theatre: a joy- filled celebration of nurses and front-line healthcare workers which will resonate with audiences everywhere following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Language of Kindness brings to life the realities, the challenges, heartbreaks and incomparable joys of working for the NHS and supporting families as they face their best and worst moments.

A socially distanced production about the tactile work of nurses where the actors never touch.

The matinee performance on Saturday 29 May 2021 at 2.30pm will be BSL interpreted.

There will be a free post-show discussion panel featuring the author of the Language of Kindness, Christie Watson, and members of the cast on Thursday 27 May 2021.

The Language of Kindness was featured as a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times Book of the Year and was in the top 50 best-selling books of 2019.

Presented by Wayward Productions in a co-production with Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells, Complicité and Warwick Arts Centre in association with Shoreditch Town Hall and Guy Chapman.

Please remember to book your drinks and snacks with your tickets to be delivered to your seat, you will not be able to buy drinks or snacks at the venue on the day.

Bookings must be made in line with current government guidance on social contact.




What's On?

The Language of Kindness
May 26th 2021
Until May 29th 2021
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Bowie Night
May 31st 2021
Until May 31st 2021
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Shame
June 7th 2021
Until June 7th 2021
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Newton Faulkner
June 8th 2021
Until June 8th 2021
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain
June 10th 2021
Until June 13th 2021
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
The Comedy Store
June 19th 2021
Until June 19th 2021
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Legend
July 9th 2021
Until July 9th 2021
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
The Comedy Store
July 31st 2021
Until July 31st 2021
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Wrong Jovi
August 13th 2021
Until August 13th 2021
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
The Quo Experience
August 20th 2021
Until August 20th 2021
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
The Comedy Store
August 27th 2021
Until August 27th 2021
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Pop Divas Live!
August 29th 2021
Until August 29th 2021
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Nina Conti: The Dating Show
November 4th 2021
Until November 4th 2021
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
John Bishop
November 17th 2021
Until November 18th 2021
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Kevin Bloody Wilson
November 20th 2021
Until November 20th 2021
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Sleeping Beauty
November 30th 2021
Until November 30th 2021
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 2021/22
December 11th 2021
Until January 3rd 2022
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Katherine Ryan
January 29th 2022
Until January 29th 2022
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
The Barricade Boys
March 15th 2022
Until March 15th 2022
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Trexstasy
March 16th 2022
Until March 16th 2022
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Henning Wehn
March 27th 2022
Until March 27th 2022
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Count Arthur Strong: And This Is Me!
April 7th 2022
Until April 7th 2022
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Think Floyd
April 21st 2022
Until April 21st 2022
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Nish Kumar: Control
April 24th 2022
Until April 24th 2022
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Billionaire Boy
May 23rd 2022
Until May 27th 2022
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
June 8th 2022
Until June 9th 2022
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Jason Manford
July 20th 2022
Until July 21st 2022
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Bye Bye Baby
September 3rd 2022
Until September 3rd 2022
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
Sarah Millican
October 7th 2022
Until October 7th 2022
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU
The Legends of American Country
November 1st 2022
Until November 1st 2022
Assembly Hall Theatre
Crescent Rd
Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 2LU