A Fortunate Man
New Perspectives Theatre Company
Fifty years ago, writer John Berger and photographer Jean Mohr followed the working life of a country doctor, for what went on to become one of the most important books about medical practice. Today, New Perspectives collaborates with theatre-maker Michael Pinchbeck to explore and expand on this fascinating work, setting it against verbatim interviews with doctors today. This striking mixed media performance takes the pulse of GP practice then and now, continuing the conversation in the 70th year of the NHS. 'Michael Pinchbeck is a terrific theatre maker' (Guardian).
Age category: 14+
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Reviews & features
A Fortunate Man10 Aug 2018
Radical deconstruction of the classic book about the medical profession
Doctors are pillars of our society, and it's only natural that we should speculate about the how and why of the manner by which they operate on us. Journalist John Berger and photographer Jean Mohr collaborated in 1967 to create the book A Fortunate…