The Pool of Bethesda
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
In the Great Staircase of St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London there is an enormous canvas called the Pool of Bethesda, painted by eighteenth century artist, Hogarth. It depicts Christ healing sick believers in the pool in Jerusalem whenever an angel stirred the water. Dr Pearce works at the hospital and often stops to gaze at the great work. But he’s been having headaches and his reality becomes a dizzying journey flitting between the present and the period of Hogarth’s painting where he explores his relationship with the women in his life, the sick and most of all himself.
Date Time Information 19 May 2pm 19 May 7.30pm 21 May 7.30pm 22 May 7.30pm 23 May 7.30pm
Cast & Creative Team
By Allan Cubitt
Directed by Mark Thomson.