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Dying On Stage

by | 23rd, March 2004

‘HERE’S an acting job even Ben Affleck could do, and do well.

A theatre troupe, known as 1157 and based in east London, is auditioning for the part of a corpse in its new production.

The play is intended to be a serious examination about the taboos surrounding death and the actor must agree to be dead by the time the show premiers in mid-May.

‘The body will not necessarily be touched by the actors at all,’ Jo Dagless, one of the group’s artistic directors says.

‘But all those details would be worked out in advance with the donor and their family. It is an element of the show that we think is important to help us to dispel some of the mysteries that surround death.”

Posted: 23rd, March 2004 | In: Strange But True Comment | TrackBack | Permalink