'People are Messy' - Film

Theatre of Debate toured a live theatre production of ‘People are Messy' by Judith Johnson in Spring 2016.

‘People are Messy' is now a Theatre of Debate film.

In this clip from of Judith Johnson's play 'People are Messy', Vik (Louis Chandler Joseph) meets Jake (Ross Anthony-McCormack) for the first time.

“This fabulous, entertaining and moving play goes to the heart of why involving patients and the public is so important to science and to society. It will appeal to audiences of all ages and will bring the issues to a whole new audience nationwide. I am very excited about its potential impact.” Simon Denegri, NIHR National Director for Patients and the Public


'People are Messy' is now a Theatre of Debate film that engages its audiences in an informed debate around Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) and the social and ethical issues that it raises. 'People are Messy' supports the achievement of attainment targets outlined in Keystages 4 in Science, English, Drama, ICT, and SMSC ( Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development).


Developed in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), a partnership of OUH NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Oxford, 'People are Messy’ is suitable for students aged 13 + and adults.


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Theatre of Debate is a company limited by guarantee and registered in England (09299573) and a registered charity (1164944). Registered office: Theatre of Debate, 19 Battlebridge Court, Wharfdale Rd, London N1 9UA