care takers3-29 August 2016 – Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Cvenues. Truant Company are taking Billy Cowan’s play Care Takers to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year. We’ve published the playtext, buy a copy.

Ms Lawson, a new teacher at Newall South High School, believes Jamie Harrow is being bullied because he’s gay. She wants to help but Mrs Rutter, the Deputy Head, thinks it will sort itself out. Is Mrs Rutter speaking from experience or is there something more unsavoury about her uncaring attitude? The play deals with homophobia in the staffroom of a secondary school, and is an excellent teachers’ training resource.

Latest reviews

‘Hits home with a punch!’ Helen Jones, WhatsOnStage 5 stars. Full review

‘Cowan’s play is so well argued that at no point does it feel like he has slipped into a lecture. Instead you are simply drawn into the points being made balancing one against the other and never losing attention for a moment.’ David Cunningham, Manchester Theatre Awards. Full review

‘The writing is full of memorable quotes… The acting was of an exceedingly high standard. Both actresses putting their all into these rolls and reaping the dividends. Powerful and real performances… Directed with great aplomb and sensitivity by the author.’ Mark Dee, North West End. Full review

Care Takers Trailer