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Happy Ending archiveBased on her personal experiences of living with and succumbing to cancer, Anat Gov's play tackles difficult life choices, presenting with sincerity and matter-of-fact humour the treatment of illness in all its highs, lows, dignities and absurdities. Translated from Hebrew and adapted by Hilla Bar and with music by composers Shlomi Shaban and Michal Solomon, this UK premiere is about the nature of courage, the role of treatment and the choices that we didn't know we could make, touching all aspects of living with illness and teaching that the question isn't "to be or not to be": it's how to be. Carrie Evans, a theatre star in her late forties, arrives at an Oncology clinic to begin a series of treatments to prolong her life. From her interactions with doctors and talking to other patients who will try anything from drugs with unpronounceable names to horse's milk to cannabis smoking, she finally reaches liberation in her realisation that there is always a choice. UK Premiere. Israeli playwright Anat Gov died from cancer aged 58 in 2012, four years after she was diagnosed with the disease. Happy Ending won the Nissim Aloni award for Original Writing in 2011 and the Gottlieb and Hannah Rosenblum Performing Arts Award in 2012.


Karen Archer, Thea Beyleveld, Kimberley Ensor, Jodie Jacobs, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Joe McCourt, Andrea Miller, Oliver Stoney, Genna Wardle


Author: Anat Gov
Music(s): Shlomi Shaban, Michal Solomon
Producer(s): Daniel Krupnik Productions, Sofi Berenger (assistant)
Translation: Hilla Bar
Adapted by: Hilla Bar
Director: Guy Retallack
Design: Simone Romaniuk
Lighting: Richard Williamson
Sound: David Glover
Musical Director: Tom Turner
Other: Dr Dana Niry (medical adviser)

Happy Ending

Happy Ending (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T598404898. Details of all Happy Ending archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01517512379

Archive Listings

28 Jan 15
7 Mar 15
Inner London, Greater London
Performance Details => Venue archive


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