Win 2 Free Tickets to see Michael Sheen in “Nye”: Competition open to all Care Workers in Wales

As part of UNISON’s campaign for a National Care Service in Wales, we have a limited number of free tickets for Care Workers to watch Michael Sheen play one of Wales’ greatest politicians, and pioneer of the NHS, Nye Bevan, in “Nye”, at the Wales Millennium Centre on 29th May.

To be in with a chance of winning 2 tickets for you and a friend, colleague or family member, you just have to answer the following question: “What do YOU want to see from a National Care Service in Wales?”

Enter the Competition now for a chance to win

Prior to the creation of the National Health Service in Wales in 1948, healthcare in our country looked very much like social care does today, with private providers running services for a profit. The creation of the NHS was one of the great achievements, recognising that every person should have the right to healthcare when they need it.

Aneurin “Nye” Bevan was a Welsh Labour Party politician – first elected as MP for Ebbw Vale in 1929 – and is known as the man who spearheaded the creation of the NHS.

Michael Sheen’s performance as Nye has been described as a “mighty and moving piece of theatre” by the Financial Times, and a “valiant and valuable affirmation of the NHS” by The Telegraph.

Nye’s battle to create the NHS leads us to an important moment today, which is UNISON’s campaign for a National Care Service as the best way to lift care workers out of in-work poverty forever, and improve the quality of care, service users receive.

Social care was never included in the vision for the NHS, and today it is predominantly provided by private sector providers. In-work poverty is commonplace, staff turnover is high and vacancies, huge. The requirement to create a profit or, for the third sector, to compete with for-profit providers, means corners are cut, care workers are allocated too many service users and are not paid travel time, and all of this impacts on service user care.

Nye Bevan’s example remains an inspiration for us today, which is why this new production is so exciting. So put your name in the hat for 2 free tickets today. Your ticket includes a special UNISON reception prior to the showing, where you will have the opportunity to meet other Care Workers and campaigners for a National Care Service in Wales.

Read more about our campaign for a National Care Service.


Read more about “Nye” on the National Theatre Website.