Young carers play for UK tour

Published: 12 April 2019
Reporter: David Upton

A play about young carers in Salford that “knocked MPs sideways” is about to embark on a national tour in June.

Who Cares was written by Matt Woodhead and co-produced by The Lowry and LUNG.

It features 200 hours of interviews with four young carers from Salford about their lives as well as input from their families and schoolteachers. Local councillors and MP Barbara Keeley, were also interviewed along with GPs and young care workers in the city region.

The tour opens at Folkestone Quarterhouse in Kent on June 4 and then travels to Action Transport Theatre, Merseyside on June 11, Rosehill Theatre, Cumbria on June 18, CAST Doncaster, South Yorkshire on June 25, Arts Depot, London on July 2 and Battersea Arts Centre, London July 8.