Nicole Lizzie Mounter
Jess Jess Temple
Connor. Luke Grant
Creatives & Production Team
Production Manager Andraes Ayling
Producer Ellie Claughton
Sound Designer Owen Crouch
Company Stage Manager Matthew Gardner
Designer Jen McGinley
Campaign Manager Adam Mcguigan
Dramaturg Helen Monks
Lighting Designer Will Monks
Speech & Dialect coach Gary Owston
Technical Stage Manager Stacey Sanford
Writer & Director Matt Woodhead
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 and the Oglesby Charitable Trust.
'The Alarm Rings. I take a breath. Then is starts'
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.
Find out more here.
There’s lots of ways you can get involved (either remotely through social media or running campaigns locally or meeting with local decision makers).
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