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Dec 12, 2016
No, it's not a typo and April 1 is a long ways off! UK Actress, Comedian, Broadcaster, star of the BBC's Silent Witness program and disability activist, Liz Carr has combined her considerable talents to create a thought-provoking and rollicking musical about assisted suicide. This article first appeared in CNA Daily News under the title: In new musical, disability rights activist tackles assisted suicide. London, England, Nov 27, 2016 / 03:48 pm (CNA).- Physician-assisted suicide has been a subject of controversy for several years, but Liz Carr is taking the issue somewhere it has never been before: the musical theatre.Carr, a disabilities activist, comedian and actress, created a production entitled Assisted Suicide: the Musical, which has been staged at various English theatres this month. The musical is aimed at drawing critical attention to the downfalls of physician-assisted suicide, particularly its effect on marginalizing the disabled."I wanted to use musical theatre to look at this difficult subject with the lightness and the kind of heightened realism of musical theatre," she said in a video interview with Unlimited, an initiative for disabled artists. Continue reading