The Place Theatre, Bedford

Noctium Theatre - The Country Doctor
Noctium Theatre
present
The Country Doctor
Inspired by Mikhail Bulgakov
10th May at 7:30pm
(Thursday)
Running time: 70 mins approx.
There will be a post-show Q&A with the company about the show and their creative process.

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Fleeing the shame of his failure at medical school in Moscow, a young man escapes to the cold isolation of the Russian countryside. Here, he happens upon a lonely medical surgery.
A peculiar cohort of nurses and surgeons take him in to be their new head doctor; a position he freely embraces despite his lack of qualifications. How long will he survive in the country before his failure in the city catches up with him?
Inspired by Mikhail Bulgakov, Noctium use their heightened performance style, suffused with elements of German Expressionism and eccentric make-up, and using props, song, dance, live music and high theatricality to take you into a world of gruesome operations set deep in the frozen wastes of the Russian countryside.

Freely adapted from the works of Mikhail Bulgakov and enthused by elements of German Expressionism, The Country Doctor tells its gripping story through heightened poses, precise choreography and experimental music. The company works with a complicit ensemble, complete with eccentric make-up, to use props, song, dance, live music and high theatricality to form an entirely alien and compelling world in the Russian countryside.

Noctium is a Coventry based theatre company, formed in 2013 by graduates of Coventry University. The company strives to create engaging performance through collaboration, exploration and play.
The company is an artist in residence at The Belgrade Theatre, with further support from Coventry University, the European Regional Development Fund and Arts Council England.

Use of strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.
Note that this show is not suitable for children under 14.

Tickets for this show are priced at £12.00, with a concession price of £10.00.

For further information on Noctium Theatre, visit the Noctium Theatre website.