Creatives & Production Team
Technical Stage Manager
Engagement and Associate Director
Company Stage Manager
Speech & Dialect coach
Writer & Director
'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.
Who Cares 2021 Tour Dates
28th & 29th
North Wall Theatre
30th September & 1st October
6th & 7th October
8th & 9th October
Lawrence Batley Theatre
18th & 19th
MAST Mayflower Studio
20th & 21st
The Place Theatre
1st, 2nd & 3rd
Midlands Arts Centre
Norwich Playhouse Theatre
8th, 9th & 10th
Leicester Curve Theatre
Bridport Arts Centre
15th, 16th & 17th
The Lowry Theatre
18th & 19th
Get Involved - What Can You Do?
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - email@example.com