New Perspectives/Michael Pinchbeck – A Fortunate Man

January 31, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Axis Theatre
New Perspectives/Michael Pinchbeck - A Fortunate Man @ Axis Theatre

New Perspectives present
A Fortunate Man
by Michael Pinchbeck, inspired by the book by John Berger and Jean Mohr

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 Fortunate Man by Michael Pinchbeck 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 acclaimed writer and theatre-maker Pinchbeck to create a new multi-media performance that takes the pulse of the NHS today.

“beautiful, clever and caring” ★★★★ The Stage
“an extraordinary duet of diagnoses” ★★★★ The Scotsman
“delicate staging…coolly restrained” ★★★★ The Independent

Performance tickets £8 (£5 all concessions)
Offer card (Buy 4 tickets for the price of 3) £24 (£15 concessions)
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