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EPIDEMIC: The Big Debate

09/06/11 at 15:41 — edited 09/06/11 at 15:42

The other evening Cathy, one of our new interns, headed down to The Big Debate at the Wellcome Trust to find out more about OVNV's brand new musical: EPIDEMIC...

Through their fantastic community programme, Old Vic New Voices have been exploring the issues of public health and hygiene and their impact on society.

After months of research and workshops – which culminated in The Big Debate at The Wellcome Collection last night – the company will create a brand new musical for The Old Vic Tunnels this autumn.

The Big Debate promised an unusual and intriguing blend of academic lectures, live performances and audience participation, chaired by the energetic Shaka Bunsie. 

However unappealing statistics and case studies may sound, experts Dr Phil Edwards and Dr Thomas Kabir were undoubtedly the stars of the show. With witty asides about Fight Club, YouTube and Boris Johnson, what they had to say was both intelligent and accessible. Who knew that the only world country in which the population’s body mass actually decreased was Cuba, because the fuel shortage quite literally forced everyone onto their bikes?

Of course, it wasn’t all graphs and grumbles about the inadequacies of the NHS because entertainment was provided by the writers of the forthcoming EPIDEMIC musical. Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s play Fatness presented a droll insight into laziness, dieting and the deliciousness of fried chicken. Similarly, Suzy Davis’ new song, The Shape We’re In, brought a touch of glamour to the auditorium. If these two extracts are anything to go by, OVNV audiences are in for a real treat this autumn. 

You can find out more about the Old Vic New Voices Community programme here.

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