Laughter: just what the doctor ordered

Dr Phil Hammond
Dr Phil Hammond
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Medicine is a jolly serious business dealing with life and death, pain and suffering, pills and needles. But wouldn’t a trip to the doctors be much more fun if it was a game?

In his new tour, Dr Phil Hammond turns medicine into a succession of games to play with your doctor.

Learn how to diagnose your doctor, sing your symptoms, play dead and get out of the NHS alive.

Dr. Phil will teach you how to grab your doctor’s attention and be the star of the show in your own consultations. No more staring at your feet and feeling like a spare part.

You’ll be front and centre in the NHS, all through Dr Phil’s highly subversive guerrilla tactics, some of which are counter-productive and may get you removed from the premises - but at least they’re not boring.

Phil Hammond is a GP turned hospital doctor, writer, broadcaster and comedian.

He still works part time as a GP and lecturer, but is better known for his work as Private Eye’s medical correspondent for more than 20 years.

He has also appeared on Have I Got News for You, The News Quiz, The Now Show, The One Show and Countdown. In 2013, he cured the entire nation on BBC1’s Long Live Britain and he is also the author of three best-selling books - Medicine Balls (an NHS satire), Trust Me I’m Still a Doctor (20 years of whistle-blowing in Private Eye) and his latest book, a pleasure manual entitled Sex, Sleep or Scrabble? (based on his experiences working in Sexual health).

Enjoy one night of hilarious medical humour at the Riverhead Theatre in Louth this Sunday, September 22, 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £13, NHS Employees £12, from the box office on 01507 600350, which is open daily 10am to 1pm, except Sundays.