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Theatre: Who Cares

Who Cares, a new documentary play by LUNG, examines our failing care system, the impact of austerity and what happens when a child becomes the parent.

"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.

As well as two public performances, we are hosting a number of performances for schools and other groups between 18 and 21 June. Details of these are available from the box office on 01946 692422 or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Pre-performance dining

The Green Room is open for pre-performance dining, with à la carte options served all day from 12pm. A pre-theatre menu is available from 5pm at £22 for two courses and £25 for three.

You can book and pay for your pre-theatre dining and ticket together either online or via the box office on 01946 692422.

Please note the restaurant is very busy before performances and reservations are essential. If booking pre-theatre menu with tickets online, please state your preferred time for dining in the booking notes field and we will contact you to confirm your reservation.

Food in the Foyers
Food in the Foyers is ideal for anyone seeking a lighter bite in an informal setting. Available from 6pm, we offer a savoury picnic box for £15 and a sweet option for £10 - or why not choose both? See details here!

Call the box office on 01946 692422 to order Food in the Foyers picnic boxes or book with your tickets.

Performance times and tickets

  • Thursday 20 June - Friday 21 June • 7.30pm
  • Tickets
     
    £12 • £6 U26

    Pre-paid dining
    Three-course menu £25 • two-course menu £22 • savoury picnic box £15 • sweet picnic box £10

    Plus booking fee

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  • Please note a booking fee of up to £1.50 applies to most transactions


    Approximate running time
    Performance: 75 minutes
    After-show workshop: 45 minutes




 
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