“Who cares?” – Award-winning young carers play coming to Norfolk – Free young carers awareness-raising opportunity for schools

24th June 2021

LUNG, The Lowry and Gaddum (who support young carers in Salford) are bringing our award winning show ‘Who Cares’ to Norwich Playhouse. Who Cares is a gripping verbatim theatre production based on a year of interviews that offers a rare insight into a year in the lives of young carers from Salford. The play was the 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.

The play aims to help identify ‘hidden’ young carers in society and signpost them to support available through local young carers services. The team are working with Caring Together to help ensure that schools and young people know about the support available to young carers in Norfolk, through Carers Matter Norfolk as well as other sources.

There is a performance on Friday 5th November that is free for school groups. This would include a free pre-show (likely to be Friday 17 September) and post-show workshop (likely to be 1-2 months after the performance) in your school, delivered by the Who Cares Engagement Manager in partnership with Caring Together.

Click here to see the pack for more details about the show and the offer.

If you would like to express your interest in your school taking part in this opportunity, please fill in this form here.

Please be aware, there are a limited number of spaces available for this opportunity. Who Carers will be in touch as soon as possible letting you know if they are able to confirm your booking. If they aren’t able to host you at the live performance this time around, we will let you know of other free resources and opportunities that we are developing at the moment (including a high-quality recorded version of the performance, and awareness-raising sessions for staff and assemblies for pupils available through Caring Together as part of their Carer Friendly Tick scheme.”

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