Whose Blood at the Old Operating Theatre Museum
Bankcider Productions presents Whose Blood, by Alex Burger, at the Old Operating Theatre Museum, nestled in the roof space of an English Baroque Church, from 23 Feb to 12 Mar 2011.
Directed by Karena Johnson.
Enter an authentic 19th century operating theatre, sit in the halls where thousands went under the knife and few survived. The year is 1832. Witness the story of one patient brought back to life. One morning a couple from what is today Ghana arrives at St. Thomas’ Hospital looking for help. A doctor proposes an experimental solution. Soon, the couple find themselves immersed in a world of gin shops, body snatching, and ghosts. How far would you go to save the one you love?
The Old Operating Theatre is nestled in the roof space of an English Baroque Church. As you climb the narrow spiral staircase, travel back to an era when yesterday’s surgeons amputated limbs without anaesthetic, the only thing standing between a patient and unimaginable pain being a slug of gin and a rag to bite down on.