Carers

Working in association with Carers UK and a variety of other statutory and voluntary organisations, Turning Point Theatre toured the play CARERS nationally and internationally.

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Carers told the story of four families, each struggling to come to terms with and understand the role of a carer. Using specially written music and songs and humour, Carers connected in a unique way with audiences, giving them emotional permission to discuss their fears and worries in discussions after the performance. The host organisations were asked to bring together a panel of people who could respond to the questions put to them.

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These discussions were lively and showed how effective this way of using theatre could be, leading to proactive outcomes and a sense that those who knew and those who needed to know where coming together in a positive way.

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Lyn studied with director and humanist Augusto Boal, creator of forum theatre.  She wrote forum theatre plays and worked as a forum theatre practitioner for a number of clients in the field of health and social care.

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