Semmelweis archiveIt 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? World Premiere. This powerful World Premiere is based on an original idea from Mark Rylance (Jerusalem, Wolf Hall, Bridge of Spies), developed


Author: Stephen Brown (in collaboration with Tom Morris and Mark Rylance)
Producer(s): Bristol Old Vic, Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre, Shakespeare Road
Director: Tom Morris
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


Semmelweis (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0221525089. Details of all Semmelweis archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1558719190

Archive Listings

13 Jun 20
25 Jul 20
Bristol Old Vic
City of Bristol

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