In 1948, a doctor at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury had the audacity to stage the first games for disabled ex-service men and women on the very same day as the London Olympics. The Incredible Doctor Guttmann is a new play based on the true story of this remarkable man. Known simply as ‘Poppa’, Guttmann was a charismatic, witty, yet incredibly driven individual, whose work and revolutionary ideas gave new hope to so many and touched the lives of people all over the world. However his personal story is equally as powerful. As a young Jewish doctor he saved hundreds of patients from the gas-chambers of Nazi-Germany before fleeing with his family to take refuge in England. This powerful and captivating new play is a story full of passion, determination, humour, adversity but most of all learning to start over again. This is a local story of global significance especially commissioned for this year of London 2012.
- Date: Saturday 27 October @ 7.30pm
- Location: Akeley Village Hall MK18 5HB
- Tickets: £10 (£8 students and under 16s) Bull & Butcher Pub 01280 860012 or Ian Barham 07843 311837
- Suitable for adults and children 13+