About The Tour
The Alarm Rings, You 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 system, the impact of austerity and what happens when a child becomes the parent.
Who Cares will tour to 26 youth settings reaching over 3000 young people nationally. In each area we have connected with the young carers service who will be present at each performance to offer support and information to young people, teachers and youth workers.
Liverpool | The Hive Youth Zone
Sheffield | Handsworth Grange High School
Sheffield | Park Academy
Tameside | Great Ashton Academy
Manchester | Carers Rights Day
Blackpool | The Oracle PRU
Brighton | Brighton Aldridge Community Academy
London | The Dukes Aldridge Academy
Brighton | Portslade Aldridge Community Academy
Newhaven | UTC Newhaven
Wolverhampton | The Way Youth Zone
London | House of Lords
Salford | The Lowry
Rochdale / Stockport
Trafford | Gorse Hill Studios
Manchester | The Factory Youth Zone
Wigan | Wigan Youth Zone
Bury | Parrenthorn High School
Salford | UTC Media City
Rochdale / Stockport
Bolton | Bolton Lads and Girls Club
Oldham | Mahdlo Youth Zone
Darwen | Dawren Aldridge Academy
Stockport | Werneth High school
Darwen | Darwen Vale High School
Penrith | Queens Elizabeth Grammar School
Carlisle | Carlisle Youth Zone
The tour of Who Cares has been generously supported by:
Arts Council England | Curious Minds | LUNG | The Gaddum Centre | The Lowry | The Oglesby Trust | Salford City Council | Salford Young Carers
The Lowry’s ongoing work with Young Carers has been made possible by:
BBC Children in Need | The Booth Charities | The Lyndal Tree Foundation | The Taylor Family Foundation | The Zochonis Charitable Trust