affable . . . affordable . . . amusing . . . and so different
Trust the proven choice of hundreds of other Clubs & Societies and go for a guest speaker everyone is talking about. Go for David Bell, the Plague Doctor. An entertainment rather than a lecture. David is not a medic, nor is he an historian; however he does spin a terrific yarn.
He is the perfect speaker for any occasion and will not only surprise you and make you think; but he will also make you laugh out loud and feel so much better about yourself.
For a fascinating hour you will be seduced in a uniquely amusing fashion into a world where both medical diagnosis and treatment were equally outrageous . A world you would want to avoid . . . . like the plague !
Despite being clouded by the passage of time through the literary efforts of a string of enthusiastic poets and preachers the Eyam plague story remains an enduring episode from our history. And 354 years on, this small Peak District village, where David now lives continues to enjoy marketing its tragic past.
Any story of a community attempting to prevent the spread of a killer disease is on the face of it hardly going to be light entertainment. However David 'breaks the mould'; his personable, tongue-in-cheek style resonates seamlessly with the audience.
So before you separate fact from fiction in the Plague Doctor's light hearted take on life; just remember that laughter really is the best medicine. Laugh out loud as David confronts a party of German tourists; wince as he extracts a bladder stone and goes on to demonstrate other eye-watering early medical treatments. But whisper it again; the plague is about !
THE PLAGUE DOCTOR'S MANTRA IS SIMPLE :
"If the audience are laughing they are not only listening . . . they are also feeling good."
It's a fact that a hearty laugh relieves tension in your body for up to 45 minutes afterwards.
Laughter improves your immune system; it increases your resistance to bacteria & viruses
and it also helps your blood flow far better; protecting you against cardiovascular problems.
“I am having the time of my life.” explained David. "I never imagined in my wildest dreams
that at this stage of my life I would be demonstrating haemorrhoid relief with leeches and
buttock clenching tobacco smoke enemas." . . . . “Laughter certainly is the best medicine,"
commented Janet Stain of the Crosspool Ladies Group in Sheffield.“The Plague Doctor
came to entertain our members recently and immediately won us over with his hilarious
anecdotes and original storyline. David had us all in fits of giggles from beginning to end.
Just go and see him for yourself. He spins a fabulous tale & you’ll feel all the better for it!”
A wonderful evening
Warmsworth WI Doncaster
A resounding success
Oundle U3A Peterborough
Original & very entertaining
Salvation Army Leicester
A giggle filled hour,more please.
The Jam' Ladies Stoke
A buttock clenching hour of sheer joy
Trent Lock Country Club Nottingham
A mid-week full house says it all
Doubletree Hilton Hotel, Sheffield
10 out of 10
Thrapston U3A Northampton
Worth every penny and more
llkeston History Club, Notts We didn't expect that! So funny
Buxton U3A, Derbyshire.
Horwich Probus, Manchester.
The "Luvly Lasses" of Halifax
Standard talk fee from £75.00 + return mileage supplement @ 45p per mile
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