by Olivia Hirst
Lost Watch Theatre Company
Directed by Lucy Wray
29 May - 16 June 2018
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.