A Fortunate Man

A powerful and poignant tribute marking the 70th anniversary of the NHS. Fifty years ago, writer John Berger and Swiss photographer Jean Mohr published A Fortunate Man. What they revealed about the life of English country GP, Dr John Sassall, remains as fresh, urgent and relevant in 2019. Through a combination of Berger’s words, Mohr’s images, archive film footage and contemporary reportage, New Perspectives collaborate with theatre-maker Michael Pinchbeck to create a new multi-media performance that takes the pulse of the NHS today. Toured to Camden People’s Theatre, Summerhall (Edinburgh), Singapore Fringe Festival and Theaterszene Europa at studiobühneköln (Cologne).

“beautiful, clever and caring”- The Stage ★★★★
“an extraordinary duet of diagnoses” – The Scotsman ★★★★
“delicate staging…coolly restrained” – The Independent ★★★★
“radical…stimulating…compelling” – The List ★★★★
“quietly considered, unshowingly sophisticated” – WhatsOnStage ★★★★
“moving and understated” – The Times
“a thoughtful piece of writing” – A Younger Theatre

Images: Julian Hughes