Assisted Suicide: The Musical
Disabled activist, actor and comedian Liz Carr has chosen the spectacular world of musical theatre as the backdrop to exploring the complex and controversial subject of assisted suicide in her new show Assisted Suicide: The Musical.
On 11 September 2015, MPs voted overwhelmingly against legalising assisted suicide. Opinion polls would have you believe that the majority of the UK population believe it’s a humane choice to legalise assisted suicide for terminally ill or disabled people, but Liz Carr and many other disabled people disagree.
Confronting the lack of creative work exploring this most topical taboo, she joins director Mark Whitelaw (Duckie, Ursula Martinez, New Art Club), composer Ian Hill (Duckie) and a cast of performers to express an important and often unheard perspective through the medium of musical theatre.
Liz Carr is known for playing forensic examiner Clarissa Mullery on the BBC drama Silent Witness. She is a regular in the comedy line-up Abnormally Funny People, co-hosted the irreverently funny BBC Ouch! podcast with Mat Fraser and has MC-ed and performed in many a cabaret at the Royal Festival Hall. Liz is also a member of Not Dead Yet, an international network of disabled people opposed to the legalisation of assisted suicide.
Supported by Unlimited, with funding from Arts Council England and additional support from a Wellcome Trust People Award.
BSL Interpretation, Audio Description and Touch Tour
Both performances are British Sign Language-interpreted. Audio Description is also available – please ask at the Information Desk on Level 2 (Green Side) for details and equipment. A Touch Tour is available on Sunday 11 September – please meet at the Information Desk at 6pm.
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Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 September
For ages 14+
Seating is on the stage and is unreserved.
Listen to audio described information about the show here
There are no longer tickets available for the Saturday performance of this show. However you might be interested in Him. Lying somewhere between theatre and visual art, Him draws on conversations shared over the course of a 20-year friendship between Sheila and Tim, to tell a story about childhood, memory, ageing and the art of theatre.
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