Care Takers (2016) 

Care Takers was produced by Truant Company and funded by Arts Council England and Edge Hill University. It opened at Oldham Library in April 2016 then toured to The Arts Centre, Ormskirk; The Lowry, Salford; The Lantern Theatre, Liverpool; M6 Theatre Company, Rochdale; LGBT Youth North West, Manchester; The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton Fringe Festival; CVenues 34, Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The play also toured to the N.U.T. Young Teachers' Conference in Nottingham and the 5th International Health Humanities Conference in Seville.

Creative team: Writer/Director, Billy Cowan; Composer, Jamie Summers; Lighting and Sound, Owen Rafferty and Alexandre Carvalho. Cast: Penelope McDonald as Mrs Rutter; Emma Romy-Jones as Miss Lawson.

Care Takers won a Stage Edinburgh Award and was one of The Stage's Critics Choice of Best Plays of the festival. 


"Important, enraging, and essential!"  Grumpygaycritic  5 stars

"Hits home with a punch!" WhatsOnStage 5 stars

"Powerful, exciting drama of ideas." The Stage  5 stars
"Thought provoking, clever two-hander." The Scotsman  4 stars