" 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. 

                                  Rutland U3A  Leicestershire

                                     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.

                                    Highly recommended.

                                    Horwich  Probus,  Manchester.


                                    "Luvly Lasses"  of Halifax 

                                    Thought provoking, so amusing.

                                    Daventry U3A

         "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 : bell.eyam@sky.com

  Click below for short  excerpt from a recent live show :


            (other videos also available to view via Youtube)

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