Writer : Michael Pinchbeck
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.
We 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 writer and theatre-maker Michael Pinchbeck to create a new multi-media performance that takes the pulse of the NHS today.
"Pinchbeck is a terrific theatre maker" Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
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image credit: photography by Julian Hughes
Running time: 60