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The Tables Turned

The Tables Turned - Cast In Victorian Britain, thousands of people were turning tables. Participants at séances across the country heard long-departed voices, levitated musical instruments, and channelled strange languages, breaching supposed barriers between the natural and the supernatural, soul and matter, the known and the unknown, the quick and the dead. [...]

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The Business of Bodies

'The Business of Bodies' takes its audience to a grave-robbing trial of the late 1820s. 'Spanish Frank' has been apprehended after a moonlit chase through a churchyard, and is accused of body-snatching. The audience must act as his jury, as they hear expert witness from legal, medical, and scientific figures, and uncover the historical and social contexts of this grave anatomical trade.

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Death and the City

Students uncover seventeenth-century attitudes to disease, medical practice and social standing and religion through role-play.

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