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Playing Doctors

Theatre and medicine aim to represent and care for the human. Dr Alex Mermikides discusses projects uniting performance and medicine.

Theatre tells human-scale stories, using human beings as its artistic medium. Medicine is the humane application of human ingenuity to the human condition – and yet being under medical care can be a de-humanizing experience. So, can theatre help to ‘humanize’ medicine?

In this performance-lecture, Dr Alex Mermikides shares her experiences of creating theatre with and for medical professionals and their patients – and argues that the relationship between theatre and medicine can be more complex than this question implies.

This event is part of the Being Human festival of the humanities (www.beinghumanfestival.org).


Dr Alex Mermikides | talks | www


Date and Time:

20 November 2017 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



Guildhall School
Silk Street
020 7638 4141

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