Camera ObscuraBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7348.1283 (Published 25 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1283
- Anna Ellis
- BMJ Clegg scholar
Almeida Rehearsal Rooms, 108 Upper Street, Islington, London N1, until 8 June 2002
Theatre Royal, Bath, 11-15 June 2002
Theatre Royal, Winchester, 18-22 June 2002
Arthur Crew Inman was an American eccentric who lived in Boston and died in 1963 at the age of 68. He was hypochondriacal and photophobic, believing that daylight could damage his eyes. The merest glimmer through the curtains would have been a source of extreme terror for him. This and many other afflictions led to his self confinement in his heavily draped apartment for most of his life. He also bought the flats above, below, and next door to shield himself from noise.
Camera Obscura, a deep and moving play about Inman's life, is …