“First Do No Harm” by Tea and Tenacity

“First Do No Harm” is a new play set against the backdrop of the suffragist movement in England on the brink of World War 1. The play charts the huge personal and societal cost of establishing a national healthcare service and explores the radical actions that both civilian and state adopted in order to further their cause.

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Date(s) - 26/07/2014
9:00 pm - 10:15 pm

The Blue Orange Theatre

First Do No Harm

(image by kind permission of  TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University)



By Hilary Spiers


On the brink of WW1, Harold Leggett arrives in a small Fens backwater with his suffragist wife Maud to practise as the first ‘Panel’ doctor, discovering there is more than a little hostility to their ideologies. Events soon escalate into catastrophe.


Previewing the regional tour of the full-length play in September, this performance examines a forgotten corner of history, encouraging discussion on the future of our health and welfare system.


This year of course marks the 100 year anniversary of the first world war.


Tickets £7 (£6 concessions)

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