Dates and Times
Wed 13 - Sat 16 June at 7:15pm
Part of our Spring 2018 programme. Browse the full season here. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just 20! Simply add the tickets into your basket and we’ll do the rest.
Presented by New Perspectives
A powerful and poignant tribute, marking the 70th anniversary of the NHS.
Fifty years ago artist, visionary and writer John Berger and Swiss photographer Jean Mohr published A Fortunate Man. What they revealed about the life of English country GP John Sassall remains as fresh, urgent and relevant in 2018.
“A masterpiece of witness: a moving meditation on humanity, society and the value of healing” – The Guardian on ‘A Fortunate Man’
We follow two narratives, the life of Dr John Sassall, culminating in his suicide in 1982 and the story of a doctor’s daily routine today – woven together to compare and contrast the ways in which doctors worked then and now.
Through a combination of Berger’s words, Mohr’s images, archive film footage and contemporary reportage, New Perspectives collaborate with writer and theatre-maker Michael Pinchbeck to create a new multi-media performance that takes the pulse of the NHS today.
“Pinchbeck is a terrific theatre maker” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
About the company
New Perspectives is an East Midlands-based national touring company, with a specialty in creating dynamic performances for rural audiences. We make ambitious and original theatre, focusing on new writing, adaptations and revivals, which we present in community settings and venues nationally and internationally. We provide career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and manage the rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts.
Image credit (c) Julian Hughes