The early struggles of the NHS are depicted at the Angles Theatre in Wisbech

Harold Reginald at The Angles Theatre, Wisbech

Harold Reginald at The Angles Theatre, Wisbech - Credit: Archant

A play depicting the time when the Riot Act was last read in Wisbech takes place at The Angles Theatre in Wisbech.

First Do No Harm is a powerful, fast-moving and topical play by Lincolnshire playwright Hilary Spiers.

It dramatises a forgotten corner of local history and reflects the struggles to establish the NHS.

Harold and Maud Leggett arrive in a small market town in the Fens where Harold is to practise as the town’s only panel doctor under Lloyd George’s controversial health and welfare reforms.

The established medical fraternity, led by Dr Ridgeway, is firmly opposed to the new system and soon Harold and Ridgeway are at loggerheads.

The consequences are catastrophic.

The play takes place at the Angles on Friday October 3, from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £11, £9 concessions. The show is recommended for over-14s.

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