The Drugs Don’t Work: A Tale of Resistance


  • Capacity: 180 pupils
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Cost (per pupil): £4.50
Book Session

For one day only! Join Aston University’s Professor Anthony Hilton and the Hobgoblin Theatre Company for a stage play with a difference. The special performances will take place 5th April only at 10am or 11.30am.

Antibiotics are now a common part of life, most people will have been prescribed a course by their GP. But what happens when people misuse them? When they are over prescribed? Or when they stop working?

With clever use of dramatic excerpts and a panel of experts led by Anthony Hilton, Professor of Microbiology and star of Grime Scene Investigators (BBC Three), this Meet the Experts play will answer these questions and many more common misconceptions about antibiotics.

Audience members will get the opportunity to vote on a range of scenarios and the chance to ask questions of our experts; who include a pharmacist, microbiologist, social scientist and clinician.

Please note that the performance is suitable for ages 12 and over.

The price includes both the show and entry to Thinktank Science Museum for the rest of the day, should you wish to explore the museum afterwards. 

This event has been made possible by ‘Bridging the Gap’ funding* from the EPSRC (Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council) to our AMR4AMR (Antimicrobial Research for Antimicrobial Resistance) research group. 

*Grant reference number EP/M02735X/1.

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