Who Cares – LUNG Theatre
Friday 12 November 7:30pm
Award-winning theatre company LUNG are performing their incredible production of Who Cares at the Bridport Art Centre. The show follows the story of two young carers and is adapted from real-life testimonies.
‘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.
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.
75 minutes (no interval)
Strong language, distressing themes