In 2015, MP’s voted overwhelmingly against legalising assisted suicide.  Opinion polls would have you believe that the majority of the UK population believe it’s a humane choice to legalise assisted suicide for terminally ill or disabled people but Liz, and many other disabled people disagree.  With a lack of creative work exploring the complexity and opposition to this most topical taboo, Liz, along with director Mark Whitelaw, composer Ian Hill and a cast of actors are using the world of musical theatre to tell this important and often unheard perspective.  

Assisted Suicide: The Musical is a theatrical extravaganza. This show will provoke audiences by subverting notions of choice, dignity, compassion and quality of life through music, comedy, spectacle and shared humanity.

Liz Carr is a disabled activist and artist with a darkly comic take on life and a love of pushing the creative envelope. For the past 4 years she has played  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.

ASTM is a 2016 Unlimited Commission and will premiere in London in September 2016.

What we are looking for:
Liz Carr and the creative team are looking for 3 performers to join the Assisted Suicide: The Musical cast.
Liz is looking for performers who are strong singers, comfortable with choreography and have experience with devising.

Performers must be available for the following devising, rehearsal and performance schedule (please note that these dates are tentative and may be subject to a slight date and/or time change):
w/c 16 May 2016, Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm, London (Development)
w/c 23 May 2016, Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm, London (Development)
w/c 27 June 2016, Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm, London (Rehearsals)
w/c 4 July 2016, Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm, London (Rehearsals)
w/c 11 July 2016, Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm, London (Rehearsals)
w/c 18 July 2016, Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm, London (Rehearsals & Preview)
w/c 5 September, Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm, London (final Rehearsals)
Sat 10 September – Sun 11 September, Premiere, London
Thur 15 September – Sat 17 September, touring, Glasgow
October TBC, continued UK touring dates

Above equity minimum.

To apply:
Please send:

• A copy of your professional CV
• Any links to documentation (images, clips, audio recordings) and reviews of your work
• A link to self-taped audition of no more than 5 minutes to include a brief introduction to who you are, a description of your vocal range and a song extract of approx. 2-3 minutes to illustrate.

by Friday 15 April 2016, 12pm noon. We will notify applicants who are invited to audition by Friday 29 April 2016. Exact audition date TBC.


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