Rounds by Resuscitate Theatre
Devised theatre piece based around true stories told to the group by junior doctors
Rounds was developed in 2016 and since being devised was shortlisted for the Les Enfants Terribles LET award in 2016, programmed as part of the Reveal Season at the Octagon Bolton, performed in Feb 2017 at the Blue Elephant Theater in Camberwell, London and was selected to be performed as part of both the Illuminate Festival (Wimbledon) and Off Beat Festival (Oxford), May - June 2016.
Rounds features physical theatre from Lecoq and Gaulier trained actors interwoven with video projections and innovative set and sound design.
Resuscitate Theatre has taken its time to develop Rounds, conducting interviews with Junior Doctors, and are very very grateful to the junior doctors who gave up their limited free time to help develop this piece, particular to those who made time to come into the rehearsal room and be on hand to answer any medical related questions.
"We just found a passion in this story and we want to continue to bring it to light in the best way we as theatre professionals can. Our aim is to present the facts as they are, to give audiences a glimpse into a doctor’s life....to see the people and understand them."
Praise for Rounds
"The theme is treated with great authenticity and urgency and lifts the subject matter above the feigned controversy"
The Open Door
"Resuscitate combine physical theatre with an intricate script to create an intense and deeply moving theatrical piece."
"Brilliant, compassionate and moving performance"
British Thetare Guide
"We will always need a play such as Rounds"
“Rounds is a lesson in vulnerability; without vulnerability we will never learn and we will never recover.”
"This highly relevant play reflects the situation of not only junior doctors but the health service in general as more and more tasks and responsibilities are shouldered by fewer and fewer doctors, nurses, and carers."
UK Theatre Network
"Socially Relevant and Theatrically Brilliant"
"Shows like Rounds are more important than ever"
"Boldly tackles a difficult subject with considerable sensitivity and honesty."
"Cleverly shows how grueling it is in the medical profession"
"Brilliantly articulates everything junior doctors endure and have been fighting for"
The New Current
Director: Anna Marshall
Associate Director: Justin Murray
Movement Director: Davide Vox
Video Design: Herr Video
Original Set Design: Naomi Kuyck-Cohen
Sound Designer: Paul Freeman
Lighting Designer: Katrin Padel
Producer: Heather Ralph.
CAST for BET Production
Adam Deane : Dr. Tom Jenkins
Nico Pimpare: Dr Kal
Penny Rodie: Dr. Lucy Wright
Christina Carty: Dr. Felicity Clarke
Alex Hinson: Dr. Grace Collins
Iain Gibbons: Dr. Dominic Cavendish
PREVIOUS CAST MEMBERS:
Tamara Saffir : Dr. Grace Collins
Roxanne Brown: Dr. Felcity Clarke
Daivde Vox : Dr. Giobbe Poretti