|David Swain stars as lead character Will in Alternative|
"What do you do when you're unwell? Go to the doctor, right? So what happens when the doctors aren't helping? When they tell you they don't know what's wrong with you? That you have the strangest set of symptoms they've ever seen? That your test results look like David Lynch directed them. What then?Written by Trent Burton and directed by Melinda Burton (the award-winning husband and wife team – and discerning New Humanist readers – behind Trunkman Productions) – Alternative premieres with two performances at London's Etcetera Theatre on 2 and 3 August, during the Camden Fringe, before embarking on a longer run at the same theatre from 13-18 September. Tickets are available through TicketWeb. There's also a Facebook page for the play that you can join, should you choose.
Alternative follows Will on his long, painful and frustrating journey to finding an answer. Stuck between a doctor new to the job, a nagging girlfriend, an infatuated fellow patient and a meddling homeopath sister, it's a battle on all fronts, and it is up to Will to decide who to trust, and at what cost.
Alternative is the new comedy from the award winning and critically acclaimed Trunkman Productions team. It challenges us to consider the decisions we make, in matters of health and heart, when faced with our own mortality and what we expect, rightly or wrongly, of modern medicine."