Who Cares





Creatives & Production Team

Production Manager 


Sound Designer

Company Stage Manager  


Campaign Manager 


Lighting Designer   

Speech & Dialect coach   

Technical Stage Manager 

Writer & Director  

Lizzie Mounter

Jess Temple 

Luke Grant 

Andraes Ayling

Ellie Claughton

Owen Crouch

Matthew Gardner

Jen McGinley 

Adam Mcguigan

Helen Monks  

Will Monks

Gary Owston 

Stacey Sanford

Matt Woodhead 


'The Alarm Rings. I take a breath. Then it starts'

Sitting at the back of the bus, skipping the lunch queue and skiving lessons. At school Nicole, Jade and Connor are just like everybody else. But when they get home, things are very different. 


Nicole started caring for her mum when she was four. Every morning Nicole helps her get washed, put on clothes and eat breakfast. Jade has always cared for her brother, but she never expected to look after dad as well - now she juggles two lots of appointments, two lots of prescriptions, two lots of assessment forms. Connor cares for his mum. But he doesn’t like to talk about it. 

Adapted from real-life testimonies, this bold and pertinent piece of documentary theatre examines our failing care system, the impact of austerity and what happens when a child becomes the parent.

Made in partnership with The Lowry & Greater Manchester Charity, Gaddum and its Salford Carers Service. With funding by Arts Council England, Curious Minds and the Oglesby Charitable Trust.

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Sit Up Award for Social Impact

Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award

Summerhall Lustrum Award Winners


“Tear jerking… emotionally raw

and theatrically slick” 


The Guardian

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The ‘Who Cares’ play has been recorded with two accompanying education resources.

You can host this in your school, young carers centre or youth zone.

If you would like more information, get in touch - info@lungtheatre.co.uk



Alongside the play we are running the Who Cares Campaign, calling for better rights for young carers.

Campaigning to change laws and policies for young carers is at the heart of the Who Cares Campaign.



There’s lots of ways you can get involved (either remotely through social media or running campaigns locally or meeting with local decision makers).


For more information, get in touch - info@lungtheatre.co.uk

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