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The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

9a Saint Thomas Street

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SE1 9RY

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* Doors will open at 6:15 PM for a 7:00 PM start.

​The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret is delighted to welcome I Swear I Saw This to perform in our space the Two-Body Problem. The play will be preceded by a brief introduction to the museum and Victorian Speed Surgery as well as time to look around the museum. Guests will be welcome to purchase wine from our Apothecary Wine Bar during the first half of the event, but no drinks will be allowed in the operating theatre itself. On the night, that space will be transformed to take people into the world of the Two-Body Problem.

Two-Body Problem

A researcher leaves behind the office politics of academia to travel to the frozen south. She has been summoned by a mysterious research group probing the frontiers of the human body and humanity itself. On the antarctic Deception Island, where the nights are darkless, terrifying new technology is being used to grapple with old corporeal challenges.

It is 200 years after Frankenstein, the ice is thawing, and science is still dancing with the problem of death.

Two-Body Problem is a lecture that dissipates into a fever dream, an immersive play that sounds a warning. As a pragmatic scientific mind encounters the strangest frontiers of its own discipline, real contemporary research is grounded in a grisly past and looks queasily but steadily to the future.

I Swear I Saw This

I Swear I Saw This is a performance collective that experiments with fact and fiction, live and recorded media, theatre and documentary. Our latest work, Two-Body Problem, makes use of a lecture theatre in the round, and was first performed amidst the galvanic instruments in the basement of the Oxford History of Science Museum.

Production and Development

Two-Body Problem was commissioned for IF Festival of Science and Ideas, developed with assistance from the Scott Polar Research Institute, and premiered to a sold out run among the 18th century galvanometers at the History of Science Museum, Oxford, before moving to the Old Red Lion Theatre in London and now to the Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret.


Tickets: £15.00.

Our licensed Apothecary Wine Bar will be open to guests from 6:15 until 6:55 pm for pre-show drinks.

No drinks are allowed inside the operating theatre. All raised funds help support the museum (registered charity).

Please, be advised that access is through a 52-step spiral staircase.

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