Leeches, A Medieval Medical Comedy To Play Abertillery

A medieval medical comedy from the pen of South Wales writer, Julia Lewis is set to make its debut at the Abertillery Salvation Army Hall on Saturday, March 12th.

Adhoc@Tyleri, the newest member of the Theatre Adhoc family, will present ‘Leeches’, following on from a previous comedy outing, ‘Dodgy Reception’, which debuted back in February 2019.

Set in in medieval England, Leeches follows two unlikely heroes, Thomas Webb and his French servant Marietta, as they arrive at St Gertrude’s Priory. Thomas has acquired the role of infirmary physician and they both hope that this will herald an upturn in their fortunes, but they are hiding a secret.

Can Thomas and Marietta contend with the peculiarities of the Benedictine brothers and sisters under St Gertrude’s roof and make a good impression on the sour-faced Mother Superior & disdainful Father Abbot to hold on to their positions?

How will they contend with a sudden funding crisis amidst an outbreak of leprosy and why is a mad woman trying to get in, impersonating the king?

Leeches is from the pen of Julia Lewis, familiar to many as a writer and performer with Theatre Adhoc and promises to be a joyous journey through hopeless healthcare and medieval monasticism.

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