‘Dr Hills’ Casebook’ is a play from UpShoot Theatre Company, developed from our Dr Hills’ Casebook partnership project with Norfolk Record Office and Change Minds, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and NORAH. From the research of Richard Johnson and members of the project, and the writing of Belona Greenwood, comes a story about Dr. William Charles Hills, the Medical Superintendent of Norfolk County Asylum from 1861-1887.
The play tells the story of how Dr. Hills cared for his many patients, in a period of great poverty and negligible health and social care, and compares it with mental health treatment today. Richard’s interest was ignited by ‘the humane and gentle approach that Dr. Hills took in his work’, and it led to ‘what has become 2 years of research at the Norfolk Record Office into an inspiring man’. Richard produced an Aide Memoire documenting life in the asylum and is creating a future biography of Dr. Hills.
A filmed production of ‘Dr Hills’ Casebook’ will be streaming live on the following dates:
- Thursday 17th June 2021 – 7.30pm
- Friday 18th June 2021 – 7.30pm
- Sunday 20th June 2021 – 7.30pm
- Thursday 24th June 2021 – 7.30pm
- Friday 25th June 2021 – 7.30pm
These events are free to attend, they will be streaming on Zoom and will include a live Q&A with members of the project.
Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dr-hills-casebook-film-screening-tickets-153000206737
For more information about ‘Dr Hills’ Casebook’, please visit the UpShoot Theatre Company website here: https://www.upshoottheatrecompany.com/dr-hills-casebook
You can also read Richard Johnson’s Aide Memoire on Dr Hills here: http://changeminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Dr-Hills-casebook-1.pdf