Death is wild and unpredictable, when it comes to the end of my life, my trust is with myself.
Dan’s dreaming of dead ducks and cartoon skeletons. He’s also dying. Liam’s doing his best to be supportive, his sister has good intentions and the nurse is trying to provide the comfort prescribed in the rule book. But none of them can give him what he needs. With access to assisted dying imminent, everyone has an opinion in how you live and die. It’s time for Dan to choose how he goes.
I know from close observation that Rory Godbold understands the brutal nuances of this issue in ways that very few can claim. He brings a perspective to it, both as creator and as witness, which has the unmistakable ring of truth. Nothing in performance is more powerful than the truth.– Andrew Denton (for When The Light Leaves)
Presented by High Line Theatre in collaboration with Citizen Theatre
Written by Rory Godbold
Directed by Jayde Kirchert
Set Design by Stu Brown
Lighting Design by Gina Gascoigne
Sound Design by Imogen Cygler
Costume Design by Aislinn Naughton
Stage Management & Sound Operation by Teri Steer
Lighting Operation by Jamie Turner
Associate producers Alex Suttie & Steph Clare-Cover
Images and graphic design by Stu Brown
Tomas Parrish as Dan
Leigh Scully as Liam
Veronica Thomas as Kate
Michelle Robertson as Alice
Free Q&A Forum on Voluntary Assisted Dying on Wed 19th June 8pm (following 6.30pm performance). Facilitated by Konrad Marshall (Feature Writer – The Age), the panel will include: Kass Hall (Artist, Writer & VAD Campaigner), Marg Radmore (Retired Nurse), Fiona Patten (Leader of Reason Party), Jill Hennessy (Victorian Attorney General), Dr Nick Carr (GP) and Dr Carolyn Johnston (Senior Research Fellow in Law and Biotechnology).
Supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program.
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