From the Dentist’s Chair

Written by Jonathan Hall / Produced by Theatre of Debate


‘From the Dentist’s Chair’ by Jonathan Hall consists of five episodes, each one featuring a different character. Set in West Yorkshire, the action revolves round a dentist’s surgery just before Christmas and directly after the new year. One of the characters has died as a result of the misuse of antibiotics. Watch the first four episodes and try to guess which character has met with an unfortunate end and why, before watching episode 5, where all will be revealed.

Written by Jonathan Hall, produced by Nigel Townsend/Theatre of Debate for Dr Wendy Thompson and Prof Sue Pavitt . This research project was funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) (Doctoral Research Fellowship) Dr Wendy Thompson and supported by NIHR infrastructure at Leeds. The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the department of health and social care.


Focus: Antimicrobial-resistance, antibiotics and dental treatment

Audience: Young people (14 plus) and adults

Length: Five monologues each five minutes in length, total running time 25 minutes

Full Films: Available through Theatre of Debate, with subtitles by Stagetext

Resources: Available for teachers and students, science communicators and health workers