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The Plague Doctor

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Whoops… It seems that you should have avoided the boat yard on the River Ouse, it is riddled with the plague. Which is why you now find yourself in the Doctor's Surgery of 1551, filled with the sounds and smells of death..

Plague has spread its tentacles of death across Europe and has now gripped York! You have landed in the heart of it - The Doctors Surgery. Come face to face with the Doctor's Assistant who delights in demonstrating the full effects of the Plague in a graphic, theatrical, worryingly enthusiastic and gory way. It's time to pull out the bits!

  • See, smell and feel the effects of the plague.
  • Watch your mate be treated by the Doctors Assistant.
  • Meet our slimy leeches.

What you'll learn

  • How to spot the symptoms of the plague?
  • What are buboes?
  • What could cure the plague?

Dungeons Uncovered

This is one of the funniest shows of the York Dungeon. The Doctor's assistant will interact with your group – guaranteeing some good laughs. The assistant could work with around 50 different audiences throughout the day so he or she needs to adapt quickly and often to adjust to the age, mood and types of visitors. Only this level of skill in acting will allow visitors to leave with a stomach ache; from laughing, of course.

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“My friend and I went to York Dungeons last weekend. We had the most fantastic time due to the staff there. Firstly the photographer who was rather amused by the fact I specifically requested the sign …”

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