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Medicine's Monstrous Daughters - Monstrous Daughters/Medicine archiveTwo powerful plays, inspired by real-life events, are woven together across time to expose unpalatable truths about the treatment of people deemed ?different' and asks how much of our humanity do we lose in search of the cure? What are the untold stories behind medicine's ?magical' gains? Monstrous Daughters is a funny and haunting story, told from the perspective of Mad Mary, on the run from ?the specimen collectors'. Hidden amongst the human specimens in an old museum, Mad Mary searches for her lost baby, and encounters Walter Riddle, looking for the bones of an Irish giant whose dying wish was to avoid ending up on display. They bring the grisly reality of body snatching to light and invite audiences to question our attitudes towards difference. Medicine, the extraordinary debut play by Omikemi, looks at contemporary experiences of the mental health system by women of African heritage and unravels a hidden tale of unethical medical experimentation and exploitation. The story moves between the lives of Elaine and Kem, struggling against a system that seems only to want to make them complaint and invisible and Elsie Lacks, institutionalised at the age of 10 and experimented on without her family's consent. Elsie's mother, Henrietta Lacks, was the source of the eternal HeLa cell line, one of the most important cell lines ever used in medical research. Those cells were taken without her permission.
Author Julie McNamara (Monstrous Daughters). Author Omikemi (Inquest). Company Vital Xposure. Director Penelope Freeman.

Medicine's Monstrous Daughters - Monstrous Daughters/Medicine

Medicine's Monstrous Daughters - Monstrous Daughters/Medicine (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1443915941. Details of all Medicine's Monstrous Daughters - Monstrous Daughters/Medicine archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0240355916

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16 Apr 20OFS Studio (previously known as Old Fire Station Theatre)
26 Mar 20Arena Theatre
West Midlands

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