Who Cares

Cast​

Connor 

Nicole 

Jade

Creatives & Production Team

Engagement Officer

Production Manager 

Technical Stage Manager 

Engagement and Associate Director

Fundraiser

Producer

Sound Designer

Company Stage Manager  

Assistant Producer

Assistant Director

Designer 

Dramaturg  

Lighting Designer   

Speech & Dialect coach   

Writer & Director  

Luke Grant 

Lizzie Mounter

Liyah Summers 

 

Madiha Ansari

Andraes Ayling

Tom Booth

Gitika Butoo

Joshua Chua

Ellie Claughton

Owen Crouch

Tracey-Anne Cutbush

Camille Koosyial 

Qasim Mahmood

Jen McGinley

Helen Monks  

Will Monks

Gary Owston 

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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Who Cares 2021 Tour Dates

28th & 29th
September

Oxford
North Wall Theatre

30th September & 1st October

Luton
Hat Factory

6th & 7th October

Oldham
Coliseum 

8th & 9th October

Lancaster
Dukes Theatre

12th
October

Huddersfield
Lawrence Batley Theatre

18th & 19th
October

Southampton
MAST Mayflower Studio

20th & 21st
October

Colchester
Mercury Theatre

23rd
October

Guildford
Yvonne Arnaud

28th
October

London
Clapham Omnibus

29th
October

Bedford
The Place Theatre

1st, 2nd & 3rd
November

Birmingham
Midlands Arts Centre

4th
November

Norwich
Norwich Playhouse Theatre

8th, 9th & 10th
November

Leicester
Leicester Curve Theatre

12th
November

Bridport
Bridport Arts Centre

15th, 16th & 17th
November

Salford
The Lowry Theatre

18th & 19th
November

Liverpool
Unity Theatre

 
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1/5

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

Get Involved - What Can You Do?

 

Host

 

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

 
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Join

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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