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“Dicing with Dr Death” – Philip Nitschke at the Edinburgh Fringe

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See Nitschke “teaching the funny side of the right-to-die debate” to Edinburgh audiences, as well as offering demonstrations of his Destiny euthanasia machine.

The synopsis of the show reads: “From his involvement in the deaths of four real-life patients under Australia’s Rights of the Terminally Ill Act, to his fondness for the do-it-yourself approach, Philip takes his audience on a rip-roaring ride through his 20 years working with life’s one certainty: death.”

The hour-long show will discuss the history of euthanasia as well as talking about how people can get around the laws on assisted suicide. 

Before each performance of Dicing With Dr Death, the audience will be required to raise their hands to agree that they will not use any of the information in the show to take their own life – though this is not legally binding.

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