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The Incredible Dr Guttman comes to Northamptonshire

We're delighted that The Incredible Dr Guttman will be coming to Old Village Hall on Saturday 24 November as part of Northants Touring Arts.

The production is a world premiere and tells the remarkable story of Dr Guttman, a doctor at Stoke Mandeville Hosptial, who staged the first ever games for ex-service men and women on the same day as the 1948 London Olympics.

The Incredible Dr Guttman

The brainchild of Producer Karen Simpson, the show has been praised by audience and critics alike. Karen began working on the project three years ago when living and working in Oxford:

‘When I first started to tell people about my idea for a new play based on Ludwig Guttmann, everyone I met outside of Stoke Mandeville said “ who?”  Even though he lived in Oxford for most of his life it was really hard to get anyone to take the idea seriously but maybe I’m a little bit like Guttmann.  I don’t like to give up on a good idea!’ 

Earlier this year, Karen who is an experienced theatre director and producer was successful in attracting funds from the National Lottery to develop the play with TV and theatre-writer Nicholas McInerny.  Since then they have been working with staff from Stoke Mandeville, ex-patients and people who knew the man to try and capture what made him so special.

Read a review of the show HERE

Take a look at the full selection of production photographs HERE

The Incredible Dr Guttman plays at Old Village Hall, Northamptonshire on Saturday 24 November at 7.30pm. For tickets call 07867 778073.

 

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