Burned Out

Theatre (contemporary)

  • theSpace @ Surgeons Hall - Theatre 3
  • 11:50
  • Aug 19
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Bloomin' Buds Theatre Company – Jake Thompson
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Burned Out follows a nurse who is barely making ends meet. When the food bank she has been relying on to feed her family loses its main benefactor, Becky makes it her mission to find who is responsible. Selflessness prevails in the end, proving our NHS is more than worth fighting for.

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David Campton 35 days ago

Anyone brave enough to perform or expose their writing to an Edinburgh fringe audience, particularly on such an important subject as the NHS and society in general in the wake of COVID-19 and the cost of living crisis, deserves credit. However, despite spirited performances this play was limited in terms of its dramatic structure, narrative, production design, direction and characters. The final, moralising monologue, a device rarely seen in modern theatre gor good reason, in many ways, summed up the endeavour. I do hope all those involved enjoyed their fringe experience, but I also hope that they got the chance to see other more more polished theatre, and learned a little from more experienced practicioners, to help them to push on.

Kate Szekely 36 days ago

A complex and endearing narrative, performed with deep connection and wisdom. I felt like it captured the heart of a place, time and people.

Declan 'TéléDex-BaBrBo' Bracewell 36 days ago

Quite the journey for the leads within and outside of the NHS. Very good job, Jake.

Nilanthi Sangarabalan 36 days ago

I was interested to see this as this topic is so relevant. I felt the production as whole was performed brilliantly, leading us to really think about issues facing NHS workers now. Every person on stage also came across so personable that it was easy to empathise with what they were going through.

Aaron Grolman 37 days ago

The show was excellent. Written so well and the actors performed perfectly. The characters were emotive and relatable, making it very easy to empathise and be hooked on the plot. Would highly recommend

Andy Ruddy 37 days ago

Absolutely loved this show. Original, hard-hitting and beautifully performed.

Joanne Thompson 41 days ago

Saw this hard hitting play yesterday which certainly packs a punch . Superbly written script with fabulous acting making you feel a rollercoaster of emotions . Thought provoking , great theatre - one not to miss .

Julia Jones 45 days ago

Excellent show from up and coming young talent…thought provoking and enjoyable…Really good pace made it an enjoyable and entertaining production…One not to be missed, highly recommended

Ruth Richardson 46 days ago

What a thought provoking show! Do yourself a favour and make sure to see this !

Charlie S 47 days ago

Beat show at the Fringe.. such an important message..

Lucie Cooper 47 days ago

Went to see the show today and it was excellent - very powerful message making a stand for our wonderful NHS. Brilliant acting on display showcasing the powerful script written by Jake Thompson. Thoroughly enjoyed - well done to all involved.

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Darkchat (4/5 stars) 33 days ago

For anyone who cares about our NHS, it’s staff and it’s future this show is definitely worth an hour of your time.

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Theatre, Films, and Art Reviews (3/5 stars) 39 days ago

The topical storyline is current and the ongoing pay disputes with NHS workers raising the issues on a staged platform bring the reality to audiences.

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The Student (3.5/5 stars) 40 days ago

Burned Out is a very interesting piece that keeps your eyes open, allowing you to stay educated in a time of upheaval for our wonderful NHS. Burned Out is definitely one to watch!

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