Liz Carr’s Assisted Suicide – the Musical

 

Disabled activist, actor and comedian Liz Carr, well known for her role as forensic scientist Clarissa Mullery in BBC TV’s Silent Witness, has chosen the spectacular world of musical theatre as the place to explore the complex and controversial subject of assisted suicide in her new show Assisted Suicide: The Musical. The show returns to the Royal Festival Hall.

Liz Carr says: “As a long–time campaigner against the legalisation of assisted suicide, as a performer and a lover of musicals, I wanted to devise a show that provokes and entertains by subverting notions of choice, dignity, compassion and quality of life through music, comedy, a few sequins and, most importantly, our shared humanity. I want audiences to view this subject through a different lens – that of someone who is opposed to assisted suicide. I believe we’ve achieved that with this ‘TED talk with show tunes’ that the team and I have created.”

All images © Manuel Vason 2019
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