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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

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

A FORTUNATE MAN

See A FORTUNATE MAN live:
EDINBURGH: 1 - 26 August (not 2, 13, 20)
Summerhall Festival
Demonstration Room, 4.40pm tickets click here

"Michael Pinchbeck is a terrific theatre maker" Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
For further information and future performance availability please contact Sally Anne Tye on 07966 454387 or email sally@newperspectives.co.uk

PLUS ALSO IN EDINBURGH THIS SUMMER
The Fishermen






Running time: 60

Welcome

New Perspectives is an East Midlands based national touring theatre 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 . 

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TOURING

IN 2018

THE FISHERMEN
 
Inspired by the Man Booker shortlisted novel

A FORTUNATE MAN
A poignant tribute to doctors and the NHS
 
CROSSINGS
A New Perspectives and Pentabus co-production

IN 2018
Spring 2019 tour booking

 A Finnish Melancomedy
 
IN DEVELOPMENT
 
Love and food combined as Indian film adapted for stage
 

NEWS

RURAL COMMISSION TO MARK END OF WW1
Leading rural touring companies join forces for the first time. Find out more here
 
WHEN JACK MET CHIGOZIE...
NP Artistic Director and The Fishermen novelist Q&A session via Facebook LIVE Find out more here
 
SISYPHUS IN SARAJEVO! 
Be Festival Mess Award winner Sisyphus is invited to Bosnia and Herzegovina's international festival in 2019. Find out more here

COLLECTING BOSTON STORIES
Find out more here...
 
AMBITIOUS DRAMA FOR 2018
Touring an increasingly adventurous new theatre to spaces of all shapes and sizes in 2018. Find out more here...

Listen to a new bank of fascinating audio stories collected in Mansfield Find out more here...
 
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