When: 5th February 2014, 7.30pm – 9pm
Where: Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE
£: Tickets cost £8 and include a glass of wine or soft drink at the pre-performance reception at 6.30pm
What is it?
Head to the Hunterian Museum on 5th February for Cabinet of curiosities: how disability was kept in a box, a history lesson with a difference. Join the actor and performance artist Mat Fraser for a journey through the history of disability.
Mat Fraser’s intriguing, and sometimes challenging live act, uses museum objects and their histories through a blend of drama, comedy and cabaret, film and music hall pastiche, to prompt us to question our attitudes towards difference. Fraser explores the part that medical advances and the development of the medical profession have historically played in shaping our present day perceptions of disability.