" An enthralling guest speaker . . . affable . . . affordable . . . amusing . . . and so different . "
You might expect that any account of a community coping with the spread of a killer disease would be nothing other than serious stuff. David Bell however flies in the face of convention with his rib-tickling talk. A talk guaranteed to surprise, inform, and amuse in equal measure.
The plague epidemic of Eyam is an enduring episode from our history and more than 350 years on this picturesque village in the Peak District - where proud Geordie exile David now lives - continues to make the most of its tragic past.
For a number of years David has been a trusted guest speaker for hundreds of different clubs and societies across the UK; delighting audiences big and small with his original look back at a world when hygiene was nothing other than a dirty word. A world you would want to avoid like the plague.
So before you separate fact from fiction in the Plague Doctor's irreverently clever take on life; just remember that laughter is the best medicine. Laugh out loud as David confronts a party of eager German tourists on his doorstep and clench your buttocks as he demonstrates early haemorrhoid & constipation treatments . . . . . . . Whisper it again though; the plague's 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 such a fantastic time.” said David."I never imagined in my wildest dreams that
at this stage of my life I would be demonstrating haemorrhoid relief with leeches & 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 & 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 & see him for yourself whenever he is in your area. He spins
a fabulous tale and you’ll feel all the better for it !”
It was lovely to see our member's happy faces as they left the hall.
Great night. Still laughing.
Misson WI South Yorkshire
A resounding success
Oundle U3A Peterborough
A giggle filled hour,more please.
The 'Just Jam' Ladies of Stoke
An hour of sheer joy
Trent Country Club Nottingham
A mid-week full house says it all
Hilton Hotel, Sheffield
10 out of 10
Thrapston U3A Northampton
We didn't expect that!
Winding Wheel, Chesterfield.
Horwich Probus, Manchester.
"Luvly Lasses" of Halifax
Thought provoking, so amusing.
"We didn't expect that ! So different & exceptionally funny " . . . Trefoil Annual National Residential Conference
"The consensus view of our members here today is that David Bell should be awarded the weighty accolade of being
the most entertaining & captivating speaker we can remember !" Scarsdale Probus Cub Chesterfield Derbyshire
“David Bell is refreshing . . . . there is no 'death by powerpoint' from this guy. Bravo"
Standard talk fee from £75.00 + return mileage supplement @ 45p per mile
Enquire now for dates in 2020 . . . . . . booking to 2022
telephone : 01433 639392 email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Click below for short excerpt from a recent live show :
(other videos also available to view via Youtube)