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Whose Life is it Anyway?

Whose Life is it Anyway?
Written by Brian Clark
Directed by Ken Swan
Produced by Wendi Freeman
7 – 12 September 2009

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. This play examines the moral and legal aspects of this agonising situation and the reactions of the hospital staff.


Ken Harrison – Michael Bate
Sister Anderson – Liz Gillett
Kay Sadler – Kirsty Pallen
John – Tony Bate
Dr Scott – Polly Owen
Dr Emerson – Richard Self
Mrs Boyle – Tina Crook
Philip Hill – Ian Diggens
Dr Paul Travers – John Hyde
Night Nurse – Emma Constant
Peter Kershaw – Nigel Taylor
Dr Barr – Eleanor McEnery
Andrew Eden – John Penn
Mr Justice Millhouse – Colin Bailey
Understudy to Michael Bate – Scott Godfrey


Stage Manager – Frances Swan
Continuity and Assistant to the Director – Betty Bailey
Properties – Pat Vale, Emma and Charlotte Constant
Set Design – Frances and Ken Swan
Lighting Design – Michael Cooper
Lighting Engineer – Jamie Povey
Sound Engineer – Scott Godfrey
Set Build – Albert Tilbury, Trevor Jeffries, Sam Baker
Set Painting – Emma and Charlotte Constant, Sam Baker
Wardrobe – Marjorie Sawyer, Carole Bramall