How To Live Better Longer (without really trying)

How To Live Better Longer (without really trying)

An Evening with Dr Chris and Dr Xand

Children across Australia are already fans of Dr Chris and Dr Xand from their hugely successful TV and live show Operation Ouch!. Now the identical twins have an adults only show to share!


Pleasure and danger are intimately linked: whether your weakness is cake, drugs, TV box sets or base jumping modern life presents humans with a set of temptations and consequential harms we can all understand. Over the course of an evening at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Wednesday 31 January, Dr Chris and Xand van Tulleken will examine how it's possible to get the most out of ourselves without self-help taking over our lives and without getting distracted by fads and nonsense?


We are bombarded with instructions on how to live, what to eat, what not to eat and constantly reminded about the important of exercise, sleep etc if we want to live long lives. But is it all it's pontificated to be? The van Tulleken's have their own science and modern medicine learnings that will debunk and turn upside down what we are told and change the way we think.


Working doctors and scientists trained at Oxford, and with a decade of making TV shows about health behind them, they will distillate live on stage the best of what they have learned from their experiences in the swamp forests of the Congo, Malaysian religious rituals, hallucinogens from the Amazon, naked swimming in the Arctic Ocean, work in refugee camps and war zones and everything in between.


Dr Chris will also controversially discuss when to avoid using medical drugs following his BAFTA nominated program 'The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs', questioning the role of antidepressants, statins and pain killers. 


The year-in-year-out human dilemmas of Fat V's Sugar, The Truth About Calories, How to Stay Young and What's the Right Diet for Me?' will also be drilled down on by the van Tulleken's.


How To Live Better Longer (Without Really Trying) will feature slides, video clips, probably an unscripted argument between the brothers and at least one tastefully composed nude picture. Leave the kids at home!


Wednesday 31 January, 2018, 7:30pm

Elizabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre

Tickets from $69

Bookings: 03 9699 3333