Bridport Arts Newsletter
Theatre Friday 12 November, 2021 7:30pm

Who Cares – LUNG £12, £10 concs.

Who Cares by Matt Woodhead

A LUNG and Lowry co-production

‘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, award-winning theatre company LUNG examines the impact of austerity, our failing social care system and what happens when a child becomes the parent.

Winner of: Sit Up Award for social impact, Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award and Summerhall Lustrum Award. Who Cares was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2021.

12+
75 minutes (no interval)
Strong language, distressing themes

 

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Dates & Tickets

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Friday 12 November, 2021 7:30pm Buy Tickets
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Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course 

Reviews

“Eye-opening and impactful... If you didn’t care before, you most certainly will after”

The Scotsman

“Punchy and resonant... It feels not so much like a window into the world of these young people as an invitation into it and do what we can to help”

Fest Magazine

“Brutal but beautifully done... Heartbreaking at every turn - I wish all our politicians would watch it”

The Guardian