Time To Bloom

Project

A heartfelt production exploring grief and the pressures that Young Carers face. Co-created with Salford Young Carers, Gaddum and commissioned by The Lowry.

‘Although Rose’s Mum is gone, the earth keeps spinning. School pressure builds, her Dad keeps struggling and she keeps caring. Guided and inspired by the memory of her Mum, Rose begins a quest to find the happiness in the world again. Step by step, the path becomes clearer. Every Rose blooms in it’s own time.’

A heartfelt production exploring grief and the pressures that Young Carers face on a daily basis.

'Working with TKP was delight from start to finish, a company who place Young People at the heart of their work, supporting, nurturing and challenging each individual along their journey... as a result the piece was of the highest quality and resonated with every audience member. Wouldn't have wanted any other company driving this special piece forward'
Lee Brennan, Programme Manager, The Lowry

About the show

This stunning physical theatre show brought together a cast of Young Carers in Salford as well as professional actors and musicians. The dynamic physical story telling used puppetry, shadow work, movement and live music to bring this moving and powerful story to life. Young Carers performed on stage, many for the first time, multi rolling and playing instruments live on stage. The professional cast were seamlessly integrated throughout the piece to reflect the true nature of the collaborative, creative process where young people take the lead.

Performed at The Lowry in March 2019.

Absolutely stunning choreography and use of projection & light. Beautiful story telling of a very difficult subject - done with such care and grace. The young people should be so proud. A performance I'll never forget. I lost a parent at aged 15, you told my story too. Thank you.
Audience member

Co-created with Salford Young Carers, Gaddum and commissioned by The Lowry