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The Doctor's Dilemma archiveHarley Street doctor Sir Colenso Ridgeon's revolutionary tuberculosis treatment remains experimental and his resources restricted to ten selected patients. I have had to consider, not only whether a man could be saved, but whether he was worth saving. The arrival of the striking and persuasive Jennifer Dubedat, desperate to save the life of her brilliant artist husband, nevertheless prompts Ridgeon to invite the young couple to a dinner where he and his colleagues may assess the merits of the case. Beguiled by the charismatic Dubedat and his lovely wife, they concur that his is a life worth saving, even at the expense of another. Yet no sooner are the medics congratulating themselves n their decision, than they are confronted by Dubedat's questionable morality. Meanwhile, their impoverished colleague Blenkinsop, the most worthy but least exceptional of the lot, reveals himself in dire need of treatment. Well, Mr Saviour of Lives: which is it to be? Disturbingly funny and psychologically incisive, Bernard Shaw's The Doctor's Dilemma takes on with an irreverent glee the dubious ethics of the men who play God.

Cast/Performers

Tony Britton, Martin Jarvis, Patsy Byrne, Marc Brendan, James Callis, Harriet Cater, David Cavendish, Robert Demeger, Victoria Hamilton, Lucas Hare, Bernard Horsfall, Ian McDiarmid, Laurence Mitchell, Toby Salaman, Simon Scott

Creatives/Company

Author: George Bernard Shaw
Company: Almeida Theatre Company
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The Doctor's Dilemma

The Doctor's Dilemma (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01777763860. Details of all The Doctor's Dilemma archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S3038

Archive Listings

3 Aug 98
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8 Aug 98
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford
Surrey
3 Aug 98
to
8 Aug 98
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford
Surrey

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