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An Instinct for Kindness

Chris Larner's personal account of his ex-wife Allyson's struggle with multiple sclerosis and her difficult decision to end her life. Starring Caroline Catz as Allyson Lee.

by Chris Larner

Chris ..... Chris Larner
Allyson ..... Caroline Catz
Vivienne ..... Carolyn Pickles
The Doctor ..... Georgie Glen
Arthur ..... Philip Bretherton
Petra ..... Julie Teal
Chambermaid ..... Kerry Gooderson
Young George ..... Oliver Zetterstrom
Older George ..... Luke Bailey
Directed by Sally Avens

The powerful and personal account of how Chris Larner was asked by his ex-wife if he would accompany her to Dignitas to die when her illness became too much for her to bear. Adapted from his one man stage show.

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Help & Support

MS Society provides information & support to people with MS, including support groups, mobility and benefits.
Phone: 0808 800 8000 (weekdays 9am-9pm)

The MS Trust provides information for anyone affected by multiple sclerosis, including diagnosis and treatment. 
Phone 0800 032 38 39

MS-UK provides support and information to anyone affected by MS . 
Phone: 0800 783 0518 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

Cruse Bereavement Care provides support after the death of someone close including face to face, telephone,& group support,
Phone: 0808 808 1677 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 
0845 600 2227 (Scotland)

Hopeagain (Cruse for young people) - support for children & young people affected by the death of someone close. 
Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm)

The Bereavement Trust offers comfort, support & practical advice to the bereaved from 6pm until 10pm every evening of the year.
Phone: 0800 435 455

Samaritans is available 24 hours a day for anyone struggling to cope & provide a safe place to talk where calls are completely confidential. 
Phone: 116 123
Email: jo@samaritans.org

Credits

Role Contributor
Chris Chris Larner
Allyson Caroline Catz
Vivienne Carolyn Pickles
The Doctor Georgie Glen
Arthur Philip Bretherton
Petra Julie Teal
Chambermaid Kerry Gooderson
Young George Oliver Zetterstrom
Older George Luke Bailey
Director Sally Avens
Writer Chris Larner

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