News: Care is revived at the Courtyard Theatre with a diverse new cast

News: Care is revived at the Courtyard Theatre with a diverse new cast

The Angus Mackay Foundation is proud to present the revival of Care by Roy Mitchell with an ethnically diverse cast.
A house in Birmingham has the constant glow of the TV, anthems of the 1970’s youth and a smell that lingers no matter how much the rooms are cleaned. Cheryl is anxious for the love which her illiterate, football watching, beer gurgling Terry is unable to give. Both manage to ignore the haunting cries coming from the cupboard whilst throwing in leftover food. The flat is feeling more enclosed than ever, but all they have hidden in the cupboard seems to finding itself into every corner of the house. Cheryl and Terry are willing to do anything to make the crying stop.

Originally presented at the Royal Court Upstairs, Care is the first play written by Roy Mitchell, a member of the National and Birmingham Youth Theatres who trained as an actor at Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre. Mitchell is behind the TV hit drama New Tricks, which ran from 2002 – 2015 on BBC1.

The Angus Mackay Foundation for performing arts is administered by Kevin Malpass. Mackay was a champion for the theatre and his passion was the stage and during his 50-year career brought a piquant precision to everything from Stoppard to Shaw. His co-actors included such greats as Albert Finney, Vivien Leigh and Simon Callow.

 

Care plays the Courtyard Theatre from 9 – 14 May. For more information and to book tickets, please see the website.

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