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Thalidomide!! A Musical

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 09 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:369
  1. Aula Abbara, preregistration house officer (,
  2. Huda Al-Hadithy, preregistration house officer
  1. Central Middlesex Hospital, London

    The thalidomide disaster of the 1960s and the subsequent cover ups of devastated lives is not the most obvious subject for a musical or even satire, yet this production works beautifully. Written by and starring Mat Fraser, who was a thalidomide baby, Thalidomide!! A Musical is a hilarious, poignant, and touching show that charts the life of Glyn (played by Fraser), and his quest for happiness with his childhood sweetheart, Katie (Anna Winslet), who is infatuated with him and his short arms. The two talented leads maintain the audience's interest throughout …

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