Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the National Health Service in 1948.

Often referred to as the politician with greatest influence on our country without ever being Prime Minister, Nye will be broadcast live at the Torch Theatre this May.

Confronted with death, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life – all unfolding in flashback from his hospital bed; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill.

Written by Tim Price (Teh Internet is Serious Business) and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island), this epic new Welsh fantasia, a co-production with the Wales Millennium Centre, is a real gem by the National Theatre.

Awarded three stars by Arifa Akbar for The Guardian, Welsh actor Sheen is said to be “well cast for his natural charm.” Arifa added: “He brings a curious fey playfulness and vulnerability…..”

Nye will be screened at the Torch Theatre on Thursday 9 May at 7.15pm. For tickets phone the Box Office on 01646 695267 or visit torchtheatre.co.uk.