The Esteemed Dr Barry

The Esteemed Dr Barry 28Oct

Following the success of her previous play Kitty (as performed at #LIF2018), Liverpool playwright and author Carol Maginn now presents the story of another Irish migrant who confronted and overcame the many hurdles of early 19th Century society.

This play tracks the journey of Dr Barry from poverty in Cork to family in London, study in Edinburgh, and then a tumultuous and prestigious career in the British army, bucking societal pressures at every turn. This is a modern retelling of the life of a powerful historic pioneer.

We’re delighted to perform this work in the atmospheric lecture theatre of the Liverpool Medical Institution, which opened in 1837, at the height of Barry’s surgical work and medical reformism. To think that Dr Rutter (LMI’s first president) and Dr Barry may have exchanged letters or learning in the same building is to live in the play, just a little!

With local director Zara Marie Brown, and the generous co-operation of the Liverpool Medical Institution staff, this will be a unique evening, and one to remember, and we urge you to book as soon as you can!

This play runs at 6pm and 8pm on Thurs 28 and Fri 29 Oct. The 8pm showing on Thurs 28 Oct will also have a Q&A with the writer and others.


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28 October 2021

6pm-7.15pm (indicator only. Play is anyticpated to last roughly 50mins-1hr).


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