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Next Production: “Whose Life Is It Anyway?”

Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Whose Life Is It Anyway?

NO DRAMA THEATRE

PRESENT

WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY?

(By Brian Clark)

Dir: Neil Curran

Wednesday May 9th – Saturday May 12th

Sean O’Casey Theatre, East Wall, Dublin

No Drama Theatre will present ‘Whose Life Is It Anyway’, a play that explores the controversial issue of euthanasia, from May 9th – 12th at the Sean O’Casey Theatre, East Wall, Dublin 3.

Set in a hospital room, the action revolves around Ken Harrison, a sculptor by profession, who was paralysed from the neck down (quadriplegia) in a car accident and is determined to be allowed to die. Clark presents arguments both in favour of and opposing euthanasia and to what extent government should be allowed to interfere in the life of a private citizen. In portraying Ken as an intelligent man with a useless body, he leaves the audience with conflicting feelings about his desire to end his life.

ABOUT EUTHANASIA

In Ireland, it is illegal for a doctor (or anyone) to actively contribute to someone’s death. It is not, however, illegal to remove life support and other treatment (the “right to die”) should a person (or their next of kin) request it – in other words, passive euthanasia is legal.

Voluntary euthanasia is legal in a small number of countries in Europe, including Belgium and the Netherlands, where the process is physician-assisted. In Switzerland, assisted suicide is permitted and is the only country that will allow non-residents access to these services.

CAST

Ken Harrison – Kevin O’Flynn
Sister Anderson – Saskia Carroll
Nurse Sadler – Ellen Hallinan
Dr. Emerson – Brian Quinn
Dr. Claire Scott – Sophie Van Het Erve
John – Shane Robinson
Claire Boyle – Pearl O’Rourke
Philip Hill – Alan Rogers
Ms. P Kershaw – Sinead Dunphy
Dr. Travers – Cathal O’Donovan
Dr. Barr – Albin Lahore
Andrew Eden – Harry Walsh
Justice Millhouse – Ken Ryan

TICKETS

Tickets cost €12
01 850 9000
http://www.nodramalife.eventbrite.com