For All I Care

Theatre (new writing, drama)

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  • Summerhall - Main Hall
  • 13:30
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Wales
  • Group: National Theatre Wales
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Clara and Nyri. Two very different women. Two complicated lives. Both having a very bad day. Mental health nurse Nyri's woken up hungover with a younger man. Meanwhile, Clara has developed a compulsive wink and can't remember if she's taken her meds. Nyri needs to get to Ebbw Vale Hospital via Greggs and Clara is dodging signs telling her – rather rudely – to kill herself, so she can get cracking with her shoplifting list for the Devil. Interweaving and unexpected connections collide in this fast-moving, touchingly funny one-woman show by Alan Harris.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Once in to the courtyard, follow the signs up the access ramp, around the front of the bar and into the main reception. Down the corridor on your right hand side is the lift on your right hand side. Take this to the first floor, then take a left through the double doors. The Main Hall is on your right.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 7 August, 10 August, 14 August, 24 August
  • Type: Closed (Tablet)
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

JS 127 days ago

This is one of the most vital, inspiring shows I've seen in a while - simple set but what a performance. The play is a lyrical, hard hitting, sometimes funny, important piece of theatre without being worthy about it. And a grreat story.

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 107 days ago

Clara is a waif and stray in the Welsh town of Ebbw Vale, shoplifting to order for a devil named Diane. ...

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The Stage [paywall] (3/5 stars) 117 days ago

Alan Harris is an uncompromising writer – his plays slip and stumble along, often with a healthy dose of hectic surrealism stuffed in. He had a hit at Summerhall two years ago with Sugar Baby, and he’s back this year with For All I Care, a one-woman play produced by...

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British Theatre (4/5 stars) 120 days ago

"Welsh theatre is very well presented at the Fringe, and, for me, it’s a thrill to see a play written by Alan Harris, writer of The Left Behind [...] The story doesn’t just apply to Wales, of course, it’s universal to us all. Go see it for a tremendous performance and a strong script, beautifully directed by Jac Ifan Moore."

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 123 days ago

Alan Harris and in association with National Theatre Wales, For All I Care is a powerful one-woman performance. Clara is a vulnerable young woman with no family and a history of psychiatric problems. She is admitted to an inpatient facility when she sets herself on fire in a shop dressing...

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The Guardian (3/5 stars) 128 days ago

The spirit of Nye Bevan floats over Alan Harris’s monologue for National Theatre Wales. The architect of the NHS is there in the historic leaflet Hannah Daniel’s Nyri finds among her late mother’s belongings, promising medical care free at the point of use for the first time. And he’s there...

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 128 days ago

For All I Care is, first and foremost, the story of two women. It is, however, also about the current state of the National Health Service and the promise made by its founders. First: Clara, shoplifting items requested by "the Devil" (aka local brute Diane) who sets herself on fire...

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