• Semmelweis

  • Tue, 30-06-2020 at 19:30
  • Bristol Old Vic
    King Street
    BS1 4ED Bristol
Semmelweis - Bristol Old Vic - Bristol

NEW DATES TO BE ANNOUNCEDIf you have already purchased a ticket, your booking will be updated and you will be emailed to confirm it in due course. If you feel you can't make new dates in late 2020 or 2021, contact Box Office to discuss your options.It takes someone difficult to change the world.Confronted by the terrible death toll of childbed fever, maverick Doctor Semmelweis makes a discovery that could save hundreds of thousands of new mothers. But when the medical establishment questions his methods, rejects his theory and doubts his sanity, the controversial surgeon finds that being a pioneer is not enough.Haunted by the ghosts of the women he could not save, can he convince a corrupt institution to see the truth?This powerful World Premiere is based on an original idea from Mark Rylance (Jerusalem, Wolf Hall, Bridge of Spies), developed with Writer Stephen Brown (Occupational Hazards) and Director Tom Morris (War Horse, Touching the Void).Rylance is internationally known for his long association with Shakespeare’s Globe, and his many performances in the West End, on Broadway and on screen. He will play the role of Semmelweis in his Bristol Old Vic debut.A Bristol Old Vic production in association with Sonia Friedman Productions, the National Theatre and Shakespeare Road._____________________Venue: TheatreFrom £8