Diseases of Modern Life Film Project: The Contagion Cabaret

An irreverent historical look at lockdowns, plagues and pandemics. Killer germs, superbugs and pestilential plagues have long fascinated writers and musicians. Join a cast of actors, scientists and literary researchers to take a long view on the crisis of the moment. From Angels in America to Mary Shelley, from obscure Victorian Medical Parlour Songs to Fascinating Aida’s Herpes Tango, The Contagion Cabaret is riddled with infectious extracts from plays, poems, journalism and music, past and present.

A collaboration between Chipping Norton Theatre, and the Diseases of Modern Life team (University of Oxford), led by Professor Sally Shuttleworth. Suitable for ages 14+. View here.

In particular, please note the competition for school pupils which closes on July 6.   https://www.contagioncabaret.co.uk/get-involved

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