27th October 2017
27th October 2017
10.00 pm but see full details
Event title: 5 A Day, A moment of Love and Death-Shrewsbury (Cancelled)
Venue: The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE
Name: Merv Kenward
Telephone: 07780 476 714
Event description: In 2014 5 people a day were euthanized in Belgium
5 A DAY is about our search for ‘a good death’ an end without pain, loneliness or fear.
It is human nature to crave control where none seems available. But do we really know anything about the practise of euthanasia? Do we see that choice at the end as easy, a gentle fading out? Are we oblivious to the whole story preferring to believe the information that is being spoon fed to us?
Based on extensive research, interviews, personal and published accounts Nikki Kenward’s play asks tough questions about euthanasia. Who do we think has the so called ‘right to die’? The man with motor neurone? The woman with only months left to live? The old lady scared half to death at the thought of going into care? Or should we follow Belgium and Holland and offer euthanasia to children or to young girls with anorexia or maybe those who aren’t sick or depressed but feel that they have a ‘completed life;’ all these are welcome at the buffet that really is the last supper, the last wave goodbye.
5 A DAY told in 5 short scenes is both touching, revealing and truly pertinent to all our lives. This
is the big question, for living, for dying, the journey no-one can escape, signed and sealed, a death worse than fate could await us all.
Not suitable for people under 15 years of age.
Standard ticket price: See Venue Event details form for SDN
Concession ticket price (O.A.P, disabled, unwaged):
50% discount (PAs & carers FREE) Complimentary tickets available.
Click here to book tickets: http://www.hiveonline.org.uk/theatre#740
NB: If you wish to go to the play and not stay for a discussion that is fine. This link gives you full details of timing etc.
Nikki and Ken are members of SDN. They have said “should anyone find themselves in a position of not being able to afford the ticket costs then please contact Merv via phone 07780 476 714 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and he will arrange for complimentary tickets to be sent directly to you. It is far more important that we share this message than whether we make any money on the door.
Find out more about Distant Voices at this link: http://www.thedistantvoices.org
NOTE DUE TO LACK OF SUPPORT WE HAVE TO INFORM YOU THAT THIS EVENT IN SHREWSBURY HAS BEEN CANCELLED