The Choice

by Claire Luckham
Opening Night 25 September 2014
Director: Helen Fearnley

A playwright, feeling an urgency to explore the complex feelings of love and guilt surrounding her relationship with her brother, imagines four characters to play out experiences that have shaped her life.
Existing within her imagination are the expecting couple and two medical professionals.
The couple 'steaming with emotion', contrast with the consultant and midwife who have been over exposed to these choices and have hardened opinions of their own.
The Choice, A-play-within-a-play allows a thought-provoking distance from the subject matter, but provides no attempt at any answers, presenting endless questions about how we choose to walk through life.
With possibilities of prenatal screening ever increasing, the questions in this play surrounding Down's Syndrome could be replaced by infinite identifiable aspects of an unborn child's physicality or personality. How does this increasing knowledge affect the choices we face?

Cast

Writer Marie Steele 
Consultant Craig Storey 
Sal Sofie Welvaert 
Ray Andrew Brinsley-Pirie 
Midwife Laura Wells 

Crew

Stage Manager Dane Christensen 
  Anisha C. Hensley Wilson 
Lighting Design And Operation Brian Byas 
  Angus Dingwall 
Wardrobe Nina Duke Howard 
Poster Sofie Welvaert 
Photography Miguel Nitis 
Front of House Leanne Byas 
Set Design & Construction Ray Fleury 
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Hosted by Friends of the Globe Theatre Incorporated