The Lowry and LUNG in partnership with Gaddum present

Who Cares

By Matt Woodhead

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The alarm rings. I 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.

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Trailer

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A bottle of white wine and two half-filled glasses stand on the stalls bar at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

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You can now order your pre-show and interval* drinks, snacks, and ice creams for this show to save you time when you visit!

Purchase in advance by clicking the link below and they will be waiting for you to collect at your chosen time and location.
 

*Where applicable.
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Visiting the theatre safely

As we welcome you back to the Yvonne Arnaud, our number one priority is the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. 

Please consider the safety and reassurance of all our customers and staff by:

  • Bringing a face covering with you and wearing it whilst in our venue and during performances (unless exempt).
  • Considering your distance from others.
  • Taking care over handwashing. We will continue to provide hand sanitiser around the building.

All public areas will continue to have enhanced cleaning and regular fogging. Our staff, performers, and volunteers will continue to be regularly tested and will wear face coverings.

We ask that whatever your views on social distancing and mask wearing, you respect everyone in the theatre and their choices.

Making a booking.

We are now selling most performances at full capacity. If you would prefer not to be too close to other visitors, please contact the box office and we will do our best to recommend a performance or seats which may offer more space. 

We are also now offering socially distanced seating in the Circle for selected performances. Find out which performances this applies to here.

Book with confidence!

Should you have to isolate due to Covid-19 when you are booked to come to an event, we will happily move you to a different performance of the same show where possible. Alternatively we will give you a gift voucher for the price of your booking, valid for 12 months from date of issue, so that you can see something else.

Please contact the Box Office with as much notice as possible before the show to arrange this. We are unable to do this retrospectively after a show.

As is always the case, should an event be cancelled we will issue a full refund.

Whilst you are at the theatre.

We ask that you do not attend the theatre if in the 10 days before your visit you have:

  • Developed symptoms of, or tested positive for, Covid-19
  • Been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19.
  • Been contacted by NHS Test and Trace system and told to self-isolate.

We ask that you continue to take care over handwashing, consider your proximity to others, and the safety of others by bringing and wearing a face covering when in our venue (unless exempt).

We ask that you consider paying via contactless or card to help limit contact.

The cloakroom will be closed until Thu 4 Nov. You will be able to take your belongings into the auditorium with you, but please bring the minimum number of personal items needed.

Prices

Full Price: £18

Students / Under 25s: £12

Prices include all applicable fees & levies.

Members discounts apply.

Details

Venue: Mill Studio

Running Time: To Be Confirmed

Show Times

Sat 23 Oct, 2:45pm & 7:45pm

Accessibility

Access tickets available, please contact our Box Office to book.
For more info on Accessibility, click here.