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. Directed by Mark Whitelaw.
UPDATE: The performance on Thursday 17 November is now sold out!
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 is joined by 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.
Supported by Unlimited, with funding from Arts Council England, and additional support from a Wellcome Trust People Award
Writer & Performer: Liz Carr
Director: Mark Whitelaw
Composer: Ian Hill
Producing & Production: In Company Collective
“This sensitive showstopper Assisted Suicide: The Musical didn’t disappoint. As Carr has explained in much of her activism, suicide isn’t funny, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take the rise out of society’s absurdly hypocritical attitudes towards the death that will not speak its name.” – Exeunt Magazine
Radio Interview – BBC Front Row
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Find out more about the show at: www.assistedsuicidethemusical.com or join in the conversation using #AssistedSuicideTheMusical. See what audiences have been saying about the show on Storify: bit.ly/2coBqG8