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We cannot really think about the pandemic without remembering the tragedies that occurred in care homes across the country and how the cost-of-living crisis is hitting those who care for loved ones at home, harder than most. Most of us have had some exposure to the care system, perhaps visiting a grandparent in a residential home, maybe we work as a care worker or have a friend who cares for their partner or family member at home. It is something we will all have to think about eventually.

Woven Nest Theatre have produced Worlds Apart, a funny, raw, and truthful show that highlights the realities facing carers and those they care for. The show welcomes audiences into the heart of one Seaburn family that includes three generations of women (thirteen-year-old gamer Esmee, her eccentric Gran and her Mam) who grapple with what care looks and feels like.

The project has been a lengthy collaboration that involved workshops, Writers Who Care, unpaid carers and those living in residential care. As part of the project, there has been a focus on providing opportunities for young people in the local area including disabled people and young carers.

Worlds Apart shares an important intergenerational story of hope, laughter and love, which sounds like something we could all do with right now.

Worlds Apart is showing at Northern Stage, Newcastle from Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd April.


As part of this project, we’ve been focusing on increasing access to artistic opportunities for local young people, disa

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