Leaving home for the first time is a step into the dark. If you’re leaving the care system, the reality hits even harder.
Leaving is a new play by Paddy Campbell (writer of Wet House, one of The Guardian’s Top Ten plays 2013) and created with Amy Golding who was recently at The Bike Shed Theatre with Preggers.
It tells the real stories of care leavers and their experiences at the pivotal moment when they leave care. It also gives voice to those working within the system from staff in children’s homes to MPs and policy makers.
Using the young people’s own words, an ensemble cast and an award-winning creative team will test the boundaries of verbatim theatre to bring these real voices to the stage.
Leaving will create an immediate, immersive experience, full of laughter, tears and sheer determination. It will change the way you think about young people in care –their struggles and their joys.
Suitable for ages 14+