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

Tour Venues

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