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Benji Waterhouse – You Don’t Have to be Mad to Work Here

  • Sunday 28 April, 5.45pm
  • Tickets From £8.50
  • Hexham Library
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Humane, hilarious and heart-breaking, You Don’t Have to Be Mad to Work Here is an enlightening and darkly comic window into the world of psychiatry.

Why would anyone in their right mind choose to be a psychiatrist? That’s a question NHS psychiatrist Dr Benji Waterhouse addresses in his humane, hilarious and heart-breaking fly-on-the-padded-wall account of life in a psyche ward. For Waterhouse dealing with a schizophrenic lorry driver who thinks he’s found the cure for coronavirus and helping a bipolar American who’s flown into England in a wedding dress convinced she’s about to marry Harry Styles are all part of a day’s work. But how can he and his colleagues give such vulnerable patients the best treatment when psychiatry lacks staff, beds and actual cures?

Chaired by Will Mackie.

Concession prices: available to Friends of the Festival, those on benefits and students.

Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. Please book for both directly at the Queen’s Hall Box Office.

Get 15% discount off your booking if you buy tickets for four or more different events (not including workshops). Must be in a single transaction and can't be applied retrospectively.

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Book a table and receive 10% off dining at The Beaumont Hotel on presentation of your ticket.

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