LUNG and The Lowry present:
‘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 care system, the impact of austerity and what happens when a child becomes the parent.
Founded in Barnsley in 2012, LUNG are a documentary theatre company who make work with communities, for communities and about communities. LUNG’s previous productions include Amnesty International Award winning Trojan Horse, The 56, Chilcot and E15.
Writer & Director — Matt Woodhead
Design — Jen McGinley
Lighting — Will Monks
Sound — Owen Crouch
In addition to our public show on Wednesday 12th June at 7:30pm, the following are available for schools shows at Whitby Hall:
Tuesday 11th June — afternoon performance
Thursday 13th June — morning and afternoon performances
Friday 14th June — morning and afternoon performances
Each of these performances is 1 hour and 15 minutes, followed by a 45 minute workshop. Follow the links above for access to a Young Carers Toolkit for Professionals, and a Scheme of Work for teachers to use in conjunction with the show.
Posted: 12 April 2019