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Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd. A detective in his own right – who has solved the mystery of sudden and unexplained deaths – as he takes to the road in 2022, following his hugely successful 2021 theatre tour. Dr Shepherd has performed over 23,000 autopsies, including some of the most high-profile cases of recent times; the Hungerford Massacre, the Princess Diana inquiry, and 9/11. He has faced serial killers, natural disaster, ‘perfect murders’ and freak accidents. His evidence has put killers behind bars, freed the innocent, and turned open-and-shut cases on their heads. Yet all this has come at a huge personal cost. Join Dr Richard Shepherd for an evening which promises to be utterly fascinating.

‘Unnatural Causes’ will tell the story of not only the cases and bodies that have haunted Doctor Shepherd the most, but also how to live a life steeped in death.

Age Guidance 16+

Some reviews for his award-winning book:

‘A deeply mesmerising memoir of forensic pathology. Human and fascinating’ – Nigella Lawson

‘Gripping, grimly fascinating, and I suspect I’ll read it at least twice’ Evening Standard

Included in The Times Books of the Year

‘Fascinating, gruesome yet engrossing’ Richard and Judy, Daily Express

‘Heart-wrenchingly honest’ Professor Sue Black, author of All That Remains

‘Fascinating, insightful, candid, compassionate’ Observer

‘One of the most fascinating books I have read in a long time. Engrossing, a haunting page-turner. A book I could not put down’ The Times


Opening Times

7.30pm


Prices

£16.50 - £30.00


Location

Darlington Hippodrome Parkgate Darlington DL1 1RR

Address: Darlington Hippodrome


Public Transport Directions

TRAVEL BY TRAIN

Darlington Hippodrome is a five minute walk from Darlington's train station. Darlington is a frequent stop on the East Coast mainline route as well as on local routes.

TRAVEL BY BUS
The following services are available from the bus stops outside the theatre:

Service 2 - Branksome/Darlington Town Centre/Red Hall - Every 10 minutes, Monday to Saturday with a 30 minute evening service. A 30 minute Sunday service is also available. Last bus 23:29 (towards Cockerton) and 23:32 (towards Lingfield).

Service 3B - Darlington Town Centre/Hundens Lane/Fitzwilliam Drive - Every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday. No evening service or Sunday service.

Service 12/12A - Hurworth/Darlington/Morton Park/Middleton St G/Trees Park Village - Every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday. Sundays Darlington Town Centre to Morton Park every 60 minutes with no evening service. Last bus 19:31 (towards Durham Tees Valley Airport) and 19:22 going one stop to the town hall.

Service 13A/13B - Darlington Town Centre to Firthmoor - Every 5 minutes Monday to Saturday with 30 minute evening service. Sundays half hourly, 60 minute evening service. Last bus 23:53 toward Prebend Row.

Service 20 - Darlington Town Centre/Sadberge/Neasham - Operates three journeys on a Monday only.

A short walk into town (0.3 miles) presents an opportunity to access more bus services, with journeys to Stockton/Middlesbrough (X67, X66), Newton Aycliffe/Shildon/Bishop Auckland (5/5A), Spennymoor (8), Durham (7), Sunderland (x21), Barnard Castle (84/84A, X75/X76), Richmond (29) and (X26/X27) to Richmond and Catterick.

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