Freefall – A Young Carer Never Surrenders


Freefall is an eye-opening production which fuses parkour, movement, theatre and digital arts.  It was directed by Stuart Mullins, written by Anna Reynolds and created in partnership with young carers.

The production is centred around raising awareness of hidden young carers and is based on the story of breaking free from assumptions and stereotypes.

July 2017 Tour – In July we toured to seven secondary schools across West Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, with over 800 young people aged 11-18 participating with the production. We have had some brilliant feedback about the production, and it’s been great to hear but it only matters if this enables Freefall and it’s associated Talkback Session into more schools and other groups of young people to empower them to ask for support if they require it, alongside signposting them to help which is available.

“It was simply ‘STUNNING’ the performance was amazing, the students were engaged from the first and thoroughly enjoyed the performance which also made them think about the realities in the life of young carers.” a teacher

“Several students came up to me after the performance to say how much they had enjoyed it and found it interesting.” a teacher

February – March 2017 Tour – We toured to eight secondary schools and three arts venues during our Spring tour, with over 1,100 young people aged 11-16 participating with the production, as well as industry and care professionals and teaching staff.

“During the workshop some pupils really surprised me by how much they understood, it gave me goose bumps and made me want to cry.  I have never thought that anyone would understand I’ve felt alone”   a pupil

“Some students have identified certain parts of the performance to their lives and others are more understanding and sympathetic to Young Carers needs”   a teacher

So What’s Next?

If you would like to find out more about the production, or how to book it in to your school, please contact Kayt on kayt@unittwentythree.co.uk or call 01379 88 22 00. Please do keep an eye on this page for more details and venues in your area, or head over to the Freefall mirco-site for more information: freefalltour.uk

Freefall 2017 has been funded by Arts Council England, Unity Theatre Trust, Awards for All, Cloud Artisans, St Albans City and District Council, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, Bury Town Council, Haverhill Town Council, The Swan Centre, and Forest Heath District Council.