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Left My Desk
Left My Desk

by Olivia Hirst

Lost Watch Theatre Company

Directed by Lucy Wray

29 May - 16 June 2018

http://www.newdiorama.com/whats-on/left-my-desk

A show about caring.

“Really it would be cheaper for the tax payer if all the babies in care died and we paid for each one of them to have a horse-drawn funeral carriage”

Becca leaves the office at 8.56am. Uniform is waiting. They speed across the city, blues and twos blaring, on the trail of a missing woman.

This is like a police drama!

Except Becca is a social worker, and they never put social workers in police dramas.

Budgets across councils are at breaking point, making a difficult job increasingly impossible. Demand is high, wages are low, and burnout is common. Based on research, interviews and testimonial, Left My Desk is a play about social care in England today, exploring the crisis unfolding throughout our system.

Director, theatre maker, performer

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