Monday, March 25

Royal Navy Surgeon for Hire

History Happens... and it's generally not pretty. 
You're going to want to know where your Doctor is! 

The Doctor presents a dynamic, in-character performance that is as entertaining as it is educational. Young and old are sure to be thrilled when history comes to life with a character that could have come straight from the pages of a history book. 

A dramatic, entertaining and educational first person presentation for kids and adults alike that demonstrates and explains common surgical techniques of the day. Perfect for your School, Church or Historical Event. Topics include bleeding, dentistry, musket ball removal, amputation, even cranial surgery. Discover the true job of a Doctor and Surgeon through the ages and the perils of illness and injury in the not-to-distant past!

The Doctor's strong suit is his ability to demonstrate period-appropriate medical “procedures" for the public. His experience in performing and teaching sleight-of-hand tricks has allowed him to “amputate" a leg, “draw" out a tooth, and tend to “wounded" soldiers in post-battle triage. For the gentler ailments, the Doctor prescribes plain and easy means for persons to cure themselves of all (or most) of the distempers incident to the period, armed with the latest techniques and apocatherian treatments.

The Doctor is always in character, whether he is attending to the public or walking about and interacting with other interpreters. Those who will please to favour him with their employ may depend upon the strictest attendance and attention to Economy.

Contact the Doctor to schedule your appointment today!

Mr. Roberts... was an invaluable addition to our program, and brought 18th century medicine to life through his first person interpretation. Mixed crowds of young and old were captivated by his performances. We were genuinely impressed by Mr. Roberts and his traveling physician character and hope to feature him in future events at the site.
- Diana Overbey
Assistant Director
Historic Bethabara Park
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

[Mr. Roberts'] interaction with the public engages their interest whether they are school children or retirees. Professional, accurate, and entertaining.
-B. L. Rhodes
Museum Education Specialist
Tennessee State Museum
Nashville, Tennessee

You are amazing! Thank you for all that you do to keep history alive!
-Heather Frizzell
2nd & 3rd Grade Teacher
Dayspring Academy,
Greenbrier, Tennessee

Doctor Roberts brought a crucial aspect of life in early Louisville to the event that before was missing and has established himself as a crucial part of our identity.
-Brian Cushing
Vice President
Falls Landing Foundation
Louisville, Kentucky

Mr. Roberts' character was so realistic... it was nearly impossible to tell where the Doctor ended and Mr. Roberts began. His dedication and enthusiasm for living history was very evident. His presentation was a marvelous combination of education and entertainment.
-Mary Norton,
5-8 Gifted Education
Poplar Grove School,
Franklin Special School District
Franklin, Tennessee

[the Doctor] did a wonderful job relating to the children and looked magnificent in costume. I just wanted to stay for the entire session.
-Kathy Rayburn,
Head of School
Currey Ingram Academy
Franklin, Tennessee

A WONDERFUL addition to any program! He not only flawlessly stays in character, but he also peppers his monologue with dry humor that perfectly matches his clipped accent making a performance so believable that the Doctor becomes real.
-Nathan Logsdon
Indiana Territory Festival
Corydon, Indiana

...Thank you for your wonderful presentation to the Jane Austen Society in Louisville. It was both completely informative and equally entertaining.
-Jacqueline Fessard Johnson
JASNA-GL Program Coordinator
Louisville, Kentucky

The whole presentation is fascinating, educational and thoroughly enjoyable. I highly recommend The Doctor for a living history experience that is both entertaining and enlightening.
-Patti Linn
Site Manager
the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
Louisville, Kentucky

Dr. Roberts offers a most engaging program that at ones entertains and informs his audience. Of all the programming we offered at the Heritage Fair, his program received some of the most positive feedback. I can definitely recommend Dr. Roberts, and would readily engage him for any future events.

-Alicia Wanless-Berk
Bicentennial Manager for the St. Lawrence Region,
Events performed at:
Spencerville Mill's Heritage Fair
TALL SHIPS® 1812 Tour Brockville
Ontario, Canada