Dead and Breathing
by Chisa Hutchinson
7-17 February 2018 | Unity Theatre, Liverpool
20 February - 3 March 2018 | The Albany, London
Spiteful old Carolyn Whitlock wants to die already. She’s been sick with cancer for almost as long as she can remember and the pain has made her so mean that there’s no one left who loves her. She just wants to give up, but now she’s going to have to work harder than she ever has in her privileged life to convince her very Christian nurse to help her end it.
But Veronika isn’t all she seems, and before Carolyn can die in peace, they’ll both need to let go of everything they believe about what is right.
Dead and Breathing is an unexpectedly funny tale of morality and mortality that pits the right to die against the right to live on your own terms.
Dead and Breathing is an Arch 468 co-production with Unity Theatre and The Albany, funded by Arts Council England.