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Writer : Michael Pinchbeck
Director : Michael Pinchbeck
Designer : Eleanor Field
Lighting Designer : Amy Mae

"beautiful, clever and caring"The Stage
"an extraordinary duet of diagnoses" The Scotsman
"delicate staging...coolly restrained" The Independent
"radical...stimulating...compelling" The List
"quietly considered, unshowlngly sophisticated" WhatOnStage
"clever" The Edinburgh Reporter

2019 production at Studiobuhne, Cologne as part of TheaterszeneEuropa
© Photography by Ingo Solms

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.

"The play skilfully immerses the audience in both Berger's text and photographs by Jean Mohr" Pulse

Running time: 60


New Perspectives is an East Midlands' based touring theatre company, specialising in bringing new work to rural and community audiences. Through an annual programme of original adaptations, rare revivals and new writing, we aim to bring live theatre that is diverse, affordable and accessible into the heart of wide-ranging communities, as well as to regional, national and international venues.  
Our productions are testament to the fact that rural theatre is as relevant, challenging and vital as theatre made for any other environment. Our participatory projects, career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts makes tangible difference to people where they live.

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