Theatre and performance team contributes to innovative new project

The show will provoke audiences by subverting notions of choice, dignity, compassion and quality of life through music, comedy, spectacle and shared humanity.
Date: 08/08/16

Choreographer and London Met Senior Lecturer Dr Jane Turner is delighted to be working on an innovative theatre project entitled Assisted Suicide: The Musical at the Southbank Centre with actress and activist Liz Carr, who plays forensic examiner Clarissa Mullery in the BBC drama Silent Witness.

Liz trained on the Graeae Theatre Company and London Met Performing Arts training course for disabled people, Missing Piece 3.

Assisted Suicide: The Musical is a theatrical extravaganza designed to provoke audiences by subverting notions of choice, dignity, compassion and quality of life through music, comedy, spectacle and shared humanity.

In 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, and many other disabled people, disagree. With a lack of creative work exploring the complexity and opposition to this most topical taboo, Liz, along with director Mark Whitelaw, composer Ian Hill and a cast of actors are using the world of musical theatre to tell this important and often unheard perspective.

Assisted Suicide: The Musical will premiere at the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 10 September.