Afternoon Play: A Man in Pieces 22-04-2010 Michael Symmons Roberts's new play, A Man In Pieces, looks at the effect

of tech nology on bodies and minds, through the testing of a new sonic medical scanner. Conor volunteers to test a new medical sonic scanner which records the sounds in side the body. From this recording an analysis of the patients health is drawn. The Goldberg Scanner could revolutionise medical science. No-one knows what effe ct this scanner has on human health. Conor finds himself a prisoner in a secure research facility, brought back day a fter day to spend another hour in this massive dark metal tunnel. He gradually r ealises that he's being mapped, being searched so deeply that he feels he's losi ng his identity and being taken over by a Doppelganger released when he enters t he scanner. A Man In Pieces is based on a true story a death row prisoner was used to test t he latest generation of cross-section medical scanners, and his multi-sliced bod y was digitised and made available to medics across the world. Review from The Radio Times Although based on a true story, in which a death-row prisoner was used to test t he latest generation of cross-section medical scanners, Michael Symmons Roberts has steered a different course and taken this drama on a darker route. It's a ps ychological sci-fi play in which a stalker - or so he first appears - volunteers to try out a new sonic scanner every day just so that he can be near the lady d octor who invented it. But who is messing with whose mind here? A very clever pi ece of writing. -- Jane Anderson Conor..........................................Graeme Hawley Jen..........................................Gillian Kearney Doppelganger...................................Clive Russell Margaret.........................................Sue Jenkins Matthew......................................Malcolm Raeburn With specially composed music by John Harle. Directed in Manchester by Susan Roberts.

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