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Whose Life Is It Anyway


Brian Clark

Directed by: Edna Garner

9th - 13th Feb 1982

Ken Harrison has been so severely injured in a car crash that he is totally paralysed; only his brain functions normally. He is being kept alive by the miracles of medicine, but wishes to die. This he could achieve by discharging himself from hospital but being wholly helpless has to gain the authorities' consent. The play examines the moral and legal aspects of the situation, and the reactions of the hospital staff.

Ken Harrison Michael Russell
Sister Anderson Emma Hare
Kay Sadler Susan Smith
Night Nurse Angela Smith
John Neil Hayward
Dr Scott Pat Thomas
Dr Emerson Adam Hare
Mrs Boyle Joyce Pomfret
Philip Hill Ron Thompson
Dr Paul Travers Don Williams
Peter Kershaw Tom Hind
Andrew Eden Duncan Walker
Dr Barr Derek Frith
Mr Justice Millhouse John Garner
Stage Manager Cyril Hines
Continuity Liz Crossland
Lighting Mary Gregory
Cyril Hines
Sound Geoffrey Rayner
Properties Lucy Butler
Marjorie Cox
Wardrobe Joyce Pomfret
Set Construction Cyril Hines
Stan Brown
David Burt
Barbara Broadhurst
Derek Jones
Geoffrey Reyner
Production Assistant Arthur Dyer
Programme Design Derek Frith
Sincere thanks to
WITHINGTON HOSPITAL and CHEADLE ROYAL HOSPITAL for the loan of equipment, and
BASF who generously sponsored this production