The term science play will make a lot of teenagers wince. But, Every Breath-yes, a science play, targeted precisely at those impressionable minds-manages to do just the opposite, with a topic as delicate as the ethical dimensions surrounding the use of animals for biomedical research. The play has already completed a six week tour in several schools across London.
Sonny is an 18 year old lad who has asthma. He is a fervent opponent of medical research that involves animals. His 21 year old sister, Anita, is a scientist and is set to join a new animal research centre being established in their town. Anita learns that Sonny has planned to protest against this research centre, and also that he plans to boycott any drugs that were tested on animals, including his inhaler for asthma.
Against the backdrop of a possible relationship between their mother and an ageing ex-punk, in