Liz Carr is a disabled activist and artist with a darkly comic take on life and a love of pushing the creative envelope. She currently plays forensic examiner Clarissa Mullery in the BBC drama Silent Witness. Liz is a regular with the comedy line-up Abnormally Funny People and for seven years, she co-hosted the irreverently funny BBC Ouch! podcast with Mat Fraser. She is a disability rights campaigner and, as a member of Not Dead Yet, she speaks out against assisted suicide. In 2012 she researched and presented the documentary ‘When Assisted Death is Legal’ for the BBC World Service.
Assisted Suicide: The Musical is a theatrical extravaganza. The show provokes audiences by subverting notions of choice, dignity, compassion and quality of life through music, comedy, spectacle and shared humanity.
Assisted suicide is the new black. Everyone is talking about it. Everyone wants it. Celebrities are clamouring to endorse it. Assisted suicide is being done to death. The time is perfect for a joyously irreverent, amusing and creative look at being assisted to die.
Whilst the majority of the UK population believe it’s a humane choice to legalise assisted suicide for terminally ill or disabled people, Liz, and many other disabled people, disagree. With a lack of creative work exploring the complexity and opposition to this most topical taboo, Liz will work with a cast of performers and musicians to devise the best way to tell this important story.