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Thursday, September 17, 2015


The next programme in Mondays @ 6 at St Clements in Musgrave will take place on September 21. It will be the first of a two-part presentation featuring Brian Clark’s play Whose Life Is It Anyway? adapted from his 1972 television play of the same title, which starred Ian McShane.

A brilliant battle of wits takes place in this extraordinary play. Ken Harrison, a successful sculptor, is paralyzed in a car accident and kept alive by support systems in a hospital. Outwardly, he’s cheerful and often very funny, but he’s overwhelmed by the fact that he has lost control of his own life.

As the play begins, he is coming to the decision that if he can’t live as a man, he does not want to exist as a medical achievement. His physician, however, is utterly determined to preserve Ken’s life, regardless of its quality. Finally, despite the pleas of the doctor and his involved nurse, Ken invokes the law of habeas corpus and a judge joins the battle to determine Whose Life Is It Anyway?

Part One will be read on September 21 with Part Two taking place on Monday September 28.

St Clements is situated at 191 Musgrave Road. Mondays @ Six run between 18h00 and 19h00. Table bookings are essential on 031 202 2511. There is no cover charge but there is a donations box to support presenters.