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'Whose Life Is It Anyway?'

by Brian Clark

Directed by Suzanne Harris

in performance 7th April - 14th April 2018




"A doctor's job is to save lives"

When sculpture Ken Harrison is permanently paralysed from the neck down, after a car accident, he resolves to die rather than live in his physically helpless state. His struggle for the right to decide what happens to his own body makes for a gripping play. It explores the issues of human dignity and medical ethics with a great deal of humour and compassion. The play is entertaining while challenging beliefs and opinions. Our lives are defined by what we can do, what we create, what we embrace and who we include. If your life's definition changed dramatically how would you react?

Cast:

Ken Harrison...................Stephen Malyon

Ken's mother...................Van Corbould

Ken's father.....................Tony Donnelly

Ken's fiancée...................Jennifer Walker

Sister Anderson...............Viv Stapleton

Kay Sadler.......................Alex Meason

John................................Ben Donovan

Dr Clare Scott.................Kellie Risby

Dr Michael Emerson..........Nigel Taylor

Ms Boyle.........................Aysev Ismail

Phillip Hill .......................Anthony Denford

Dr Travers ......................Paul Grimshaw

Peter Kershaw................Patrick Neylan

Dr Barr ...........................Tricia Sutton

Eden Barrister ................Clive Madel

Judge..............................Maureen Hardwen


TECHNICAL TEAM


Stage manager....................................................Nicola Clark

Deputy Stage Manager/prompt.............................Isabel Trafford

Set Design...........................................................Peter Basley

Set Construction.................................................John Vinnels, Ron Andrews, Glen Dewberry.

Lighting Design................................................... Nick Hewitt.

Special lighting effects.........................................Peter Bennett

Lighting Operator................................................ TBA

Sound design and operator...................................Mike Taylor

Costumes............................................................Janice Newport

Properties.............................................................Dee Bunnage

I am adding sequences to the production and using a stylised set. If you are interested and want to know more please contact me as soon as possible.


Director Suzanne Harris

suzannesbriggs@btinternet.com, phone 02083099897, mob 07944675571

Performance Dates: April 7th -14th 2018

Rehearsals from Monday February 19th [Mon/Wed/Fri/7.45pm--10pm] [plus Sun March 25th and Sun April 1st 10am --3pm]


The Edward Alderton Theatre is a non-professional performance venue in Bexleyheath, Kent, founded in 1976. It has a raked auditorium seating 74, a proscenium stage, a fully licensed bar, a deaf loop, toilets and free onsite parking. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on the premises. Performances commence at 8pm. Social evenings are held every Wednesday from 9pm, except during show weeks. Non-members welcome.




This Season

Love from a Stranger
by Frank Vosper

21 - 28 October 2017

 

Allo Allo
by Jeremy Lloyd & David Croft

9 - 16 December 2017

 

Rattle of a Simple Man
by Charles Dyer

10 - 17 February 2018

 

Whose Life Is It Anyway?
by Brian Clark

7 - 14 April 2018

 

Time and the Conways
by J. B. Priestley

26 May - 2 June 2018

 

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
by Charles M. Shulz

21 - 28 July 2018