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Whose Life Is It Anyway?

posted 25 Sep 2008, 13:36 by Richard Holyoak   [ updated 6 Mar 2009, 08:22 by Richard Holyoak ]

Whose Life Is It Anyway?

by Brian Clark

Don't miss the award-winning 'Play of the Year'

2nd to 4th October 2008
Lutterworth College, Bitteswell Road, Lutterworth

Following an accident, Claire Harrison lies paralysed in hospital, where medical staff are committed to keeping her alive. But she claims she has the right to die. So what does the law say...?

The play won the national award for 'Best Play' when it originally came out staring Tom Conti. It was subsequently turned into a film starring Richard Dreyfus. Author Brian Clark then rewrote it as a 'female version' with Mary Tyler moore playing the lead on Broadway. This version then hit the West End in 2005 with Kim Cattrall (Sex in the City) in the role of Claire Harrison and Janet Suzman as the Judge.

The best of modern drama in which 'Casualty' meets 'Judge John Deed'.

"Sensational... totally riveting" (Sunday Express)
"Utterly compelling, dramatic yet naturally funny" (Sunday Telegraph)
"A gripping drama... not to be missed" (London Evening Telegraph)

A few words from our director…

"I would like to take the opportunity to talk to you a little about our next show, 'Whose Life Is It Anyway?' and to ask for your active support. The show is really dramatic, has a lot of humour in it and is ultimately an uplifting piece. It is in many ways like 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' in that it takes a difficult subject and makes it very accessible and entertaining. Of course, it is one of those shows which makes you think and, in some ways, that is one of the aims of the play - but doing so in a very entertaining way. There are scenes which do indeed have an emotional content and the play is so much the richer for that. In fact, it is true to say that all actors in this play have gone on an emotional journey to develop their characters to the extent they have. They deserve everyone's support for the fantastic effort they have put into this.

The play is best positioned as a tense and absorbing drama in which hospital and legal forces fight each other in a battle to save someone's life. Our publicity calling it "a gripping drama", totally riveting", "compelling" and "naturally funny" are absolutely accurate. In more popular terms, it can equally be positioned as "Casualty meets Judge John Deed". I guarantee that anyone coming to see this show will not be disappointed." Richard Hill.