WHO CARES

PRESENTED BY LUNG THEATRE
The alarm rings. You take a breath. Then it starts. Who Cares examines our care system, the impact of austerity and what happens when a child becomes the parent.

★★★★★ British Theatre Guide
★★★★★ The Reviews Hub
★★★★★ Bouquets & Brickbats
★★★★★ One4Review
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ Fest Magazine
★★★★ To Do List
★★★★ The List
★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ The Wee Review
★★★★ The Crumb

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.

“I wish all our politicians would watch it.”
The Guardian

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.

“This is vital and important theatre.”
One4Review

Adapted from real-life testimonies, award-winning theatre company LUNG examines the impact of austerity, our social care system and what happens when a child becomes the parent.

“LUNG have created a genre-defining show in Who Cares.”
The Crumb

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.

By Matt Woodhead
The Lowry and LUNG in partnership with Gaddum


This performance will take place with a live audience at Omnibus Theatre.

We are so excited to welcome you back through our doors.

We understand that booking tickets for live events right now feels like a bit of a gamble.

We want to assure you that should you be unable to attend an event due to an isolation order or exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19, or should we have to cancel an event, we will be happy to offer a full refund.

To keep you safe, our Covid-19 safety measure will still be in effect after 19 July. Please check out our Covid-19 Safety FAQs for full information on what to expect and how to prepare for your visit.

28 OCT
7:30PM
£13 STANDARD
£11 CONCESSION
#WHOCARES

WHO CARES

PRESENTED BY LUNG THEATRE
The alarm rings. You take a breath. Then it starts. Who Cares examines our care system, the impact of austerity and what happens when a child becomes the parent.

★★★★★ British Theatre Guide
★★★★★ The Reviews Hub
★★★★★ Bouquets & Brickbats
★★★★★ One4Review
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ Fest Magazine
★★★★ To Do List
★★★★ The List
★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ The Wee Review
★★★★ The Crumb

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.

“I wish all our politicians would watch it.”
The Guardian

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.

“This is vital and important theatre.”
One4Review

Adapted from real-life testimonies, award-winning theatre company LUNG examines the impact of austerity, our social care system and what happens when a child becomes the parent.

“LUNG have created a genre-defining show in Who Cares.”
The Crumb

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.

By Matt Woodhead
The Lowry and LUNG in partnership with Gaddum


This performance will take place with a live audience at Omnibus Theatre.

We are so excited to welcome you back through our doors.

We understand that booking tickets for live events right now feels like a bit of a gamble.

We want to assure you that should you be unable to attend an event due to an isolation order or exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19, or should we have to cancel an event, we will be happy to offer a full refund.

To keep you safe, our Covid-19 safety measure will still be in effect after 19 July. Please check out our Covid-19 Safety FAQs for full information on what to expect and how to prepare for your visit.

28 OCT
7:30PM
£13 STANDARD
£11 CONCESSION
#WHOCARES

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Concessions

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Accessibility

All performance spaces and facilities are fully wheelchair-accessible. For more info please contact Box Office on 0207 498 4699.

Ticket Collection

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Content Warnings

Contains strong language and distressing themes.

Find out more here.

Age Recommendation

12+

Duration

1h15m