Full Consent to Speak on My Behalf

Theatre (new writing, verbatim)

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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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Description

How are care-experienced people represented to the world? With around 30 years combined experience working with young people in care and care-leavers, Good Wolf has taken this question around Britain to explore existing representations and to find out what are the ones that care-experienced people want to see out there. Using a combination of verbatim interview extracts and fictionalised stories based on drama workshops, Serafina Cusack (King's Head, Royal Court, VAULT) has scripted a beautiful, funny and compelling platform for the voices of those 'represented'.

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General venue access

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  • Accessible entry: Up a large flight of stairs and through a narrow corridor
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


Captioned performances

  • Dates: 14 August, 21 August
  • Type: Closed (Tablet)
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Helen Etherington 5 days ago

Fantastic show, making you really reflect on what it is like to grow up in the care system and live with the legacy.

Sarah Ashton 8 days ago

this was such a brilliant piece of theatre with incredibly talented actors - go and see it!!!

Hannah Barrow 14 days ago

Truly engaging and insightful whilst still remaining down to earth and entertaining.

Carola Martin-Smith 15 days ago

A great depiction of the challenges of being in care. Brilliant performances from all four cast members. Everyone should see this show.

Pep Martin 16 days ago

An extremely well presented and informative demonstration of the care system today and how it affects the young people within it. Very well crafted by talented cast.

Timothy Martin 16 days ago

Amazing play with four extremely talented actors bringing the inadequacies of the care system fully to life. This play should be on everyone's radar!!

Anon 18 days ago

An expertly crafted and eye opening play exploring the issues surrounding the social care system driven by narratives of those who have lived through it.

Starring a multi-talented, diverse and energetic young cast, this play at times is laugh out loud funny and at times dark and thought-provoking. My friends and I were gripped throughout, a great choice for an afternoon at the fringe!


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Everything Theatre (4/5 stars) about 5 hours ago

A collage of verbatim purports a multitude of view about the care system. From looked-after children, to the fictional representations offered by the media and the arts. Touching and educational.

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Everything Theatre (4/5 stars) about 6 hours ago

With over 90,000 looked-after children registered in Britain in 2018, this is an urgent and poorly understood issue. By allowing them to speak for themselves, Serafina Cusack does them justice in a meaningful and educational play

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 2 days ago

Full Consent To Speak On My Behalf refers to a statutory line used by professionals, enabling foster carers to speak on behalf of children in the care system. The performance involves a cast of four, performing quick fire narrations from children who've survived this. The piece, scripted by Serafina Cusack,...

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ThreeWeeks (3/5 stars) 7 days ago

Exploring the question of how care-experienced people are represented in the world, Good Wolf People have stitched together the experiences of young people in care to create this piece of verbatim theatre. Scripted by Serafina Cusack, the show provides a new insight into the world and processes of social work...

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Ed Fringe Review (3/5 stars) 12 days ago

So 'rug-from-underfoot' that sometimes the audience stumbles too...

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Ed Fringe Review (4/5 stars) 12 days ago

Theatre with a conscience, verbatim...

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The List (4/5 stars) 13 days ago

Good Wolf give people with experience of care a dramatic voice...

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Dates, Times and Prices