MAKE HISTORIC DRAMA IN THE THRILLING ATMOSPHERE OF BRITAIN'S OLDEST OPERATING THEATRE!
PILOT READ-THROUGH OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON'S 'THE BODY SNATCHER' AND NEW PLAY 'THE GIFT'.
SUNDAY 18TH FEB AT 4.30PM
THE OLD OPERATING THEATRE (BRITAIN'S OLDEST OPERATING THEATRE)
ST. THOMAS' ST SE1
TRAIN/TUBE: LONDON BRIDGE
FOR FREE TICKETS:
email firstname.lastname@example.org, marking the subject 'PILOT TICKETS'. State how many sit-down seats you need. This is a preserved 1820s theatre for viewing operations. Some seats are standing/restricted sit-down views. Access is by a steep spiral stair only.
Metal and Bone theatre company have been collaborating with doctors. Come and hear the work-in-progress and give your critique, joining theatre writers, artists, surgeons, and social commentators. Your critique will help the final drafting of the plays for a three-week run in April.
'The Body Snatcher' is an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's story written during Victorian fears about the black market trade in corpses. An ambitious medical student, Fettes, finds his conscience compromised when his anatomy class needs more bodies. 'The Gift' is by new writers Hughes & Toosey. It's 2007. No-one in the hospital wants to face death. An ambitious junior doctor, Krishnan, tries to impress his famous surgeon, about to perform a transplant. Something happens to make the surgeon suddenly feel vulnerable. Can he recover his confidence, and perform the life-saving operation in time?
This will be an exciting event bringing the medical sciences and humanties together in the very spot (almost) where Keats, then training to be a surgeon, was inspired to write two sonnets.