Writer Amanda Whittington chats to Anatomical Pathology Technologist Kirsty Bullen who was the inspiration for her play, Alice.

They chat about Kirsty’s day-to-day experiences of her job in the hospital mortuary; working hard to prepare for autopsies and to care for people who have died and their families.

As well as opening the door on a world not many people see, this conversation gently connects to some of the bigger spiritual questions which surround Kirsty’s professional life.


  • Produced by She Wants a Dog (Kate Chapman and Pippa Frith)
  • Assistant Producer Daljinder Johal
  • Sound design by Iain Armstrong
  • Sound editing by Fraser Youngson
  • Partner: Nottingham Playhouse
  • Supported by Arts Council England

Download a transcript of this conversation