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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 in order of appearance:

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................................Liam Shipton

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

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

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

Phillip Hill .......................Ben Donovan

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

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

Mrs Justice Millhouse..........Maureen Hardwen

Andrew Eden.......................Clive Madel

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


Production Team:

Director.....................................Suzanne Harris

Stage Manager.........................Nicola Clarke

Deputy Stage Manager.............Isabel Trafford

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

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

Set Painting..............................Peter Basley, Luke Briggs, Suzanne Harris

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

Lighting Operator......................George Coward

Sound Design and Operator......Michael Taylor

Costumes..................................Janice Newport, Sue Sewell

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

Publicity and posters.................Kevin Coward

Photography..............................Robert Piwko


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.


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.



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