Thursday, May 10, 2012

Whose Life Is It Anyway?

Whose Life Is It Anyway? is an award-winning play written by Brian Clark, telling the story of a man who has been paralysed in a car accident and wants to be allowed to die. No Drama Theatre's production of the play is currently running in the Sean O'Casey Theatre in East Wall, Dublin 3, and continues until Saturday May 12th. Although the play was written in 1970's England it adapts easily and well to a modern Irish setting.

Whose Life Is It Anyway? manages to be serious without being gloomy or humourless. The confrontations between (and within) those two grandest of professions, law and medicine, each fighting for a just cause, are simply delicious. Good choices in casting, set and costume add to the production, but ultimately the strength of any play lies in providing the actors with the chance to tell an engaging story, and in this respect Whose Life is eminently suitable.

This is an excellent play, and the production is the best I've seen to date from No Drama Theatre. Well paced, well acted and highly recommended.

Tickets cost €12 and can be purchased at or by calling 01 850 9000.


  1. Is Sophie also playing in this one?

  2. Yes, Sophie Van Het Erve plays Dr Clare Scott.