See Hal Live
The début performance will take place at LEAF On Bold Street, 7:30pm, Monday November 26th.
Tickets are £8 (concessions £5)
Hal Lever shouldn’t be alive today.
After a devastating car accident in 1970 he was in a coma for twenty days. When he regained consciousness he was unable to talk, walk or use his hands and he had completely lost his memory. Far from being afraid to speak to anyone, now you can’t shut him up!
He spent nine months initially recovering from his injuries, including seven months in Winwick Psychiatric Hospital because there was nowhere else for him to recover – he needed 100% rest. When at last he was discharged he was stigmatised, faced prejudice and was excluded from society in many ways simply because of his slurred speech.
Yet here he is 42 years later talking about his experience. He has written an autobiography, which sold over 11,800 copies, he won Best Animated Short Film at the Sefton Film festival 2005 and has travelled extensively around the world. In a moving, original and often amusing