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  • Writer's pictureCaleb Estes

Carers by Terry Sanderson, Monday 15 October, 7.30pm

As people live longer and institutional care in old age becomes harder to find, a new generation of carers – mostly women – has emerged.

Hilary is the daughter on whom the task of caring for her aged mother has fallen. Doris, the mother, ungrateful and cantankerous, takes her daughter’s care for granted.

Hilary is now trapped by guilt in a household that is ruled by banality, repetition and grindingly heavy physical routine. After her mother dies, a new burden falls on her that traps her once more on the same treadmill.

These are modest people with little education, getting through life as best they can on the small reserves they have. It is a comedy about a situation that is not funny and is becoming the story of an increasing number of women as austerity bites even harder. Cast: Julia Collier, Jo Richards, Lynne O'Sullivan, Pete Picton & Anthea Courtenay (pictured).

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