This blog is for English actress, cakemaker and writer Jane Asher, with many pictures and accurate information of one of the most beautiful rock muses from the 20th century.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Stage special: 'Whose Life is it, Anyway?', 1978

In 1978 Jane Asher appeared as Dr. Scott in Brian Clark's Whose Life Is It Anyway?

Circa 1978 - Portraits of Jane Asher like the one that appeared in the theatre programme for Whose Life Is It Anyway? which opened at the Mermaid Theatre, London, on March 6, 1978. 

Circa March 1978 - Photo of Jane Asher in rehearsal for her role as Dr. Scott and her patient, Tom Conti as Ken Harrison  in Brian Clark's Whose Life Is It Anyway? which opened March 6, 1978 at the Mermaid Theatre, London. Then it moved at the Savoy Theatre.

Whose Life Is It Anyway? is a play by Brian Clark adapted from his 1972 television play of the same title. The stage version premièred in 1978 at the Mermaid Theatre in London, and subsequently opened on Broadway in 1979. The play involves a sculptor who is paralysed.

Set in a hospital room, the action revolves around Ken Harrison (Claire Harrison in some later productions), a sculptor by profession, who was paralysed from the neck down (quadriplegia) in a car accident and is determined to be allowed to die. Clark presents arguments both in favour of and opposing euthanasia and to what extent government should be allowed to interfere in the life of a private citizen. In portraying Ken as an intelligent man with a useless body, he leaves the audience with conflicting feelings about his desire to end his life.

Whose Life Is It Anyway? opened at the Mermaid Theatre, London, on 6 March 1978, before playing at the Savoy Theatre from June 1978 to October 1979. This production originally starred Tom Conti and Jane Asher; Conti transferred to New York to star in the Broadway production.

Photos 1 & 4) From the net. If any of them is yours, drop me a line and I'll give you full credit. Thanks.
Photo 2) ooh-me-likely tumblr blog.
Photos 3, 5 to 7) Lady Jane group at yahoo!
Photo 8) TopFoto.co.uk

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