ENRICHEnabling Research in Care Homes
Too Old To Care
Christina Castling, a playwright based in County Durham, is writing a new play that explores living and working in a care home.
Too Old To Care follows Queenie, Alex and Elaine – a resident, a carer and a relative – as their lives entwine and they confront the complexity of getting old. With humour and gentleness, it asks us to consider the way older people are cared for and how those doing the caring are being supported.
The play is based on interviews with care home residents, staff and relatives, as well as with academics, social workers and managers. It is funded by Arts Council England and the team are preparing for a tour in early 2023. Christina is currently exploring partnerships to widen the reach and impact of the piece.
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