Anthony Clavane: The best dystopian drama holds up a mirror to society

For the last few weeks, during my frequent journeys to St James’ Hospital, I have driven past the imposing Thackray Medical Museum and wondered about a sign on its gates imploring visitors to “experience the grimy streets of Victorian Leeds.”
Intrigued, I have had a quick look at the website. This promises an “enjoyable” journey into the the dark side of the city, sparing no details about the former workhouse’s grisly history. It takes great delight in trumpeting “the frightening world of pre-anaesthetic surgery”. One exhibit, it breathlessly reveals, recreates a slum street, “complete with... read more

 
22 June 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 29
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