Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Where’s Your Mama Gone: a play about the impact of the care system

New End Theatre in Hampstead, London is shortly putting on what sounds a fascinating and moving play about the impact of being in care. Where’s Your Mama Gone by Brian Daniels is about six year-old twins whose mother has been murdered by a serial killer. With their father already in prison, they are taken into care. The consequences of their loss of heritage and identity follow them into adulthood. A previous production in Leeds got great reviews.

The play is on from 2 to 28 August. Each performance will be followed by a discussion, and I am delighted to have been asked by the playwright to co-host one of these. A Heritage Lottery funded exhibition featuring the experiences of people who have spent time in the care system accompanies the play.

Admittance is on a pay what you can afford basis: people who can afford the standard ticket price of £15 enable young people who can’t afford to pay to see a play about issues that affect them most.

There is more information here.