How do you see your life, your identity as a child in care represented in the world?
Your life isn’t yours anymore, your life is everybody else’s and their interpretation of you…
I would like to dedicate this to Fear,
It’s Christmas day
The kids are screaming with delight
On Sesame Street they are setting another place for dinner
Harry Potter is glad he is staying at school
And Tracy Beaker is up to something
In collaboration with Good Wolf People and using verbatim, interview extracts and references from popular culture Serafina Cusack (King’s Head, Royal Court, VAULT) has scripted a beautiful, funny and compelling platform for the voices of people who are care experienced
Featuring voices from Scotland to Croydon from people in their Teens to their Fifties the process for this play has been formative, each interview has inspired the next.
Inspired by their experiences of working with young people living in care John Handscombe (director), Kelly Ng (producer) and their loyal pack, tap into their many years of experience working with young people in social care and youth work. Producer Kelly Ng is also a foster carer and her experiences of the rhetoric vs reality of who these children have also fuelled the desire to create this piece now.
The writer Serafina Cusack is a freelance playwright and dramaturg who’s unique style tackles mental health and youth culture. Serafina started working as a playwright five years ago and she has gone on to have twenty-one runs of twelve plays learning on the job and developing her style. Serafina specialises in stream of consciousness style lyrical theatre that takes punchy and human stories and finds the right form to convey as much emotion as possible.
Good Wolf are also bringing their show @SimCos3000 to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. They’re proud to be part of the Access Fringe Children and Young People ticketing scheme to make sure looked-after children, their peers, carers and youth workers get the same access to culture and the Arts that many of us take for granted.
Deshaye Gayle & Raagni Sharma
Douglas Clarke Wood & Amy Lynch
Venue: Greenside Infirmary (Olive Studio)
Venue 236. ~20 stairs to access.
Dates: Aug 3 to 5 (previews)
Aug 6 – 10, 12 – 17, 19 – 24
Times: 3pm (15:00)
(Running time 55 mins)
Tickets: £7 / £5 concessions and ½ price previews. We’re also part of a bunch of family and group discount schemes including 2-4-1 ticket dates.
Age: Recommended for 13+
London Preview- 27th July 7:30pm Stanley Halls, Norwood Junction